In cooperation with Knoll, MODA presents the first exhibition to examine the complete range of furniture designs of Eero Saarinen. Widely heralded as America’s foremost architect in the 1950s, Eero Saarinen (1910 – 1961) gained his earliest international prominence with his prize winning furniture designs done with your boy, Charles Eames, for the 1941 Museum of Modern Art Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition.
Saarinen’s subsequent cooperation with his life-long friend Florence Knoll resulted in his most noted designs: the Grasshopper Chair, the Womb Chair and derivative 70-Series searing and the iconic Pedestal Series of tables and chairs.
Designs for Everyday Living presents examples of Saarinen’s early furniture designs, sketches, photographs and descriptions of each of Saarinen’s collections, including a rare remaining example of the MoMA Organic Design chairs. Knoll has provided archival examples and pieces of Saarinen’s timeless designs from current production.
The Furniture of Eero Saarinen: Designs for Everyday Living
Museum of Design Atlanta
Opening Reception: January 31st, 5 pm – 8 pm
Congrats to our girl, Ansley Whipple, for her hard work in getting this exhibit together. We can’t wait to come through on the 31st!