Eero Saarinen: Beyond the Womb Chair

One of the outstanding leaders of the Modernist movement in the 1950s y 1960s Eero Saarinen work’s left a perdurable mark both in Architecture and Interior Design. In  Architecture we can tell how the Gateway Arch in St Louis, or the TWA Flight Center in the New York City are integral part of those cities and its landscapes.

On the other hand, in Interior Design, the Womb Chair  is for sure one of the most famous furniture items in the world, with its comfy, smooth boucle surfaces. But what other works in furniture are worth to mention? There are some more, and they are just as powerful as  the famous  Womb Chair .

The Furniture Works

With a futuristic style and a archfamous shape, hardly there is anyone that never sees a Tulip Chair or a Tulip Table in its lifetime. Developed between the 1940s and 1050s the Tulip Table and chairs were designed for the Knoll House, with Hans and Florence Knoll. In 1940, after receiving an award together with¬† Charles Eames about “Organic Design in Home Furnishings”, where Saarinen had the opportunity to experiment with molded plywood, the fame obtained by Eero gave him the opportunity¬† to stand out and look for opportunities. The same happened with Charles Eames, so he received an offer of Cranbrook Associates (later Knoll Associates), on the other hand, Charles Eames went to Herman Miller. Since then, all the great works of Eero came to the light: The Pedestal series, Tulip Series, the Womb Chair and more.

Of a futurist shape, and with the revolutionary use of plastic, the Tulip line has the particularity of dispense of the legs and to create a lighter space. “I want to free the world of the chaos of legs”. It seems like and outstanding success.

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