Key facts

Product:
Saarinen Conference Chair
Family:
Saarinen Collection
Manufacturer:
Knoll International
Designer:
Eero Saarinen
Architonic ID:
1167002
Country:
Italy
Launched:
1957
Groups:
Office chairs-Task chairs
Conference/Meeting-Conference chairs

Product description

Four-Leg Base: Steel rod, polished chrome finish or wood finish.
Five-Star Steel Base: in black protective epoxy finish. Stainless steel top cap.
Frame and Upholstery: Molded reinforced polyurethane shell.
Contoured plywood seat form. Upholstery with matching full surround welt details. Available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers.
Chrome or wooden structure. Fabric and leather upholstery.

Version with Swivel Base
With Arms: total H 93 cm, Seat height 59 cm, W 66.5 cm, D 64 cm

Product family

Concept

The furnishings created by Saarinen for Knoll, which include the famous, revolutionary Tulip collection from 1957, have become major design icons of the postwar era. In his approach to architecture and furniture design, Eero Saarinen combined essential simplicity and very striking formal invention. His collection of pieces with “chalice” legs, including low tables and dining tables, epitomizes his ideal of formal unity.