Saarinen Executive Armless Chair
The design of Eero Saarinen's Executive Armless Chair (1957) began more than a decade earlier, when he and Charles Eames submitted several designs to the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at the MoMA. The pair, who'd been friends and collaborators since meeting at Cranbrook Academy of Art, won first prize. These fluid, sculptural shapes influenced the future work of both men; for Saarinen, most notably in his Womb, Tulip and Executive chairs.
Seat Height: 18.75"
Back shell is molded reinforced polyurethane with a contoured plywood seat form. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. Also available as an armchair or desk chair with 5-star swivel base.
- Classic Bouclé: 57% nylon, 43% wool
- Ultrasuede: 20% polyurethane binder, 33% polyester, 47% recycled ultra microfiber polyester
- Volo Leather: A lightly corrected, aniline leather with a slightly raised grain texture. A special retannage enriches the leather and tightens the grain, giving Volo a level of quality superior to other corrected leathers.
- Sabrina Leather: One of Knoll's most popular full grain leathers. Ideal for those seeking elegant, fine-grained leather for high-traffic use.
Shipping: Estimated lead time of 8–12 weeks.
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