Saarinen Conference Desk Chair
1957 Saarinen Conference Desk Chair
Eero Saarinen 1957
In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form. 70 years on and its enduring design is seen around a dining table as often as in an office. With a height adjustable swivel base and glides or castors and available with or without armrests. Or also in a four-leg version.
Finish designer Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) graduated from Yale School of Architecture, joining his father’s Ann Arbor practice to become Saarinen and Saarinen. He taught design at the Cranbrook Academy, the birthplace of American modernism, and had a long career designing for Knoll, which produced his iconic Womb and Tulip chairs. His TWA terminal in New York is a landmark mid-century modern building, recently converted to a hotel.
Knoll products are defined by a distinct modern sensibility. From classics by the likes of Mies van der Rohe to ground-breaking designs by contemporary creatives including Marc Newson, David Adjaye, Barber Osgerby and Rem Koolhaas.