(Set of 6 x Custom Leather Seat Cushions, in Moore&Giles: Teju Lizard, Black Multi-Bronze). Pedestal Tulip Collection, for Knoll International, by Eero Saarinen, c.
The Tulip Armchair (Model 150) and Side Chair (Model 151), which resembles a flower, but also a stemmed wineglass, is part of Saarinen's last furniture series. This one-legged chair was meant to alleviate one of Saarinen's great concerns: clutter. Describing his intentions to simplify and clarify structure, he said: The undercarriage of chairs and tables in a typical interior makes an ugly, confusing, unrestful world.
I wanted to clear up the slum of legs. I wanted to make the chair all one thing again.Saarinen designed each piece in the Tulip series of furniture with a single pedestal leg, creating a unified environment of chairs, tables, and stools. The Tulip chair also marks the culmination of Saarinen's efforts to create a chair molded from a single material, which furthered his design concept of one piece, one material. But, while the elegant Tulip chair looks as if it is made of all one material, the sculptural fiberglass shell seat is actually supported on an aluminum stem with a fused plastic finish. 1955-56, production began in 1958. Table: Base in Cast-Iron, Tabletop of MDF Ply finished in Wilsonart White Laminate. Chairs: Cast-Aluminum Base and Swivel, Seat Shell in molded Fiberglass. Finish: in PPG Industries 2-Part Automotive Coating Paint. Cushions: Upholstered in Moore & Giles Leather. About Eero Saarinen Finnish Born American, 1910 1961: Tulip® Pedestal Group for Knoll. Born to world famous parents, architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen, Eero Saarinen was surrounded by design his whole life. 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. 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. The most notable outcome of their partnership was the groundbreaking collection of molded plywood chairs for the MoMA-sponsored 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition.
Their collection was awarded first prize in all categories, catapulting the young designers to the forefront of the American modern furniture movement. Saarinen also met Florence Knoll (né Schust) at Cranbrook, who at that time was a promising young protégé of Eliel Saarinen.
Florence spent all of her free time with the Saarinen family, including summer vacations to Finland. Florence and Eero developed a brother-and-sister-like relationship that would last the rest of their lives. Florence later recalled that her history with Eero made him her most honest and, often, harshest critic. When Florence joined Knoll in the 1940s, it was an obvious choice for her to invite Eero to design for the company. Over the next 15 years Saarinen designed many of the most recognizable Knoll pieces, including the Tulip chairs and tables, the Womb chair, and the 70 series seating collection.Eero, who was known for being obsessed with revision, took a sculptural approach to furniture design, building hundreds of models and full-scale mock-ups to achieve the perfect curve, find the right line, and derive the most pleasing proportions. His designs, which employed modern materials in graceful, organic shapes, helped establish the reputation and identity of Knoll during its formative years.
Saarinen's revolutionary Pedestal Collection debuted in 1958. In addition to his achievements in furniture, Eero Saarinen was a leader of the second-generation modernists. Constantly pushing material and aesthetic boundaries, Saarinen expanded the modern vocabulary to include curvilinear and organically-inspired forms not found in the work of his predecessors. Among his outstanding projects are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, The Gateway Arch in St.
Louis, Missouri, the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport, and the CBS headquarters in New York. About KNOLL: Commitment to Modern Design & Modern Workplace. Celebrating 75 years of iconic design for the home and office, Knoll uses modern design to connect people to their work, their lives, and their world. Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure.
For 75 years Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. At Knoll, modern design has been our guiding principle, and customers and design professionals worldwide have shared our passion.Our founders, Hans and Florence Knoll, embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to create new types of furniture and environments for the workplace. Their approach, where craftsmanship joined with technology through the use of design, anchors our perspective and shapes the values we endeavor to live by today. 75 years of landmark collaborations, with pioneering modernists to bold contemporary designers, define not only the past but the future of Knoll through active, recent, and future partnerships with Antenna Design, Don Chadwick, Formway Design, Jehs & Laub, Joseph DUrso, David Adjaye, and OMA. Less than a century after their construction, Modernist masterpieces critical documents in the history of architecture are being routinely demolished, disfigured or abandoned. As part of Knolls effort to contribute to the communities where we do business, we are the founding sponsors of the World Monuments Fund (WMF) Modernism at Risk program.
WMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the worlds architectural heritage. Modernism at Risk includes programs dedicated to preservation and public advocacy, with the intention of attracting international resources to the dangers faced by Modernist buildings across the globe. A cornerstone of Modernism at Risk is the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, which is awarded biennially to a designer or design firm whose work enhances the publics awareness of the seminal role that Modernism plays in the built environment. Three prizes have been awarded thus far, and no company can match the array of our products, which combine a Modernist aesthetic with residential appeal. Today, it connects us to a new generation seeking workplaces that are comfortable for everyday living.We offer thoughtful, inventive products that respond to individual work styles and transcend multiple generations. Furniture, accessories, textiles, felts and leathers that stimulate the senses and allow you to express who you are and what you value. We connect you to your work environment. While knowledge from the past can be used to serve our customers today, our spirit and methodology are, and have always been, forward-looking. We bring you a global perspective, an international perspective through our sales and design teams. We work in multiple geographies worldwide through three sales and service organizations: Knoll North America, Knoll International Europe and Knoll International. We actively seek the expertise and insight of designers that represent multi-cultural perspectives: from Formway Design in New Zealand to Don Chadwick in California, and from Antenna Design and Shelton, Mindel & Associates in New York to Richard Sapper, OMA, David Adjaye, and Irma Boom in Europe. And with dealers in more than 50 countries, we serve both local companies as well as a broad array of multinationals that require consistently high quality workplace standards throughout their organizations worldwide.
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