Eero Saarinen's executive Conference chair is one of the Finnish designer's most enduring models, meeting his characteristically high standards with rule-challenging forms. A true design classic introduced in 1950, the chair transformed the notion of what executive seating could be with its sculptural form and modern finishing.
This version is a luxury and comfortable office arm chair that offers height, swivel and tilt adjustment.
Materials: Five-star steel base in black protective epoxy finish, s/stl toe caps. Frame and Upholstery - moulded reinforced polyurethane shell, contoured plywood seat.
Dimensions: Height - 90cm to 93cm (Seat Height - 46 to 59cm) x Width - 66.5cm x Depth - 64cm
Eero Saarinen was born to famous parents from the design world, architect Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen. It came as no surprise that Eero was helping his father design furniture and fixtures for the Cranbrook campus by the time he was in his teens. In 1929 Eero left for Paris where he studied sculpture before enrolling in the Yale architecture program the following year. In 1934, he returned to Michigan to teach at Cranbrook, work on furniture designs, and practice architecture with his father. It was at Cranbrook that Saarinen met Charles Eames. The two young men, both committed to the exploration of potential new materials and processes, quickly became great friends, pushing each other creatively while collaborating on several projects. His most iconic design is the Knoll Tulip Table, a true Design Classic.