The Finish designer Eliel Saarinen moved to the United States in 1925. Saarinen was asked by George G. Booth to develop the Cranbrook Educational Center at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – currently referred to as the Cranbrook Academy of Art. This project was intended to be similar to the Bauhaus idea in Germany. He has not designed many chairs, but has influenced directly or indirectly a whole generation of chair designers. Students of Saarinen at Cranbrook were: Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Schust (later Florence Knoll) and Harry Bertoia.
Here an armchair from the Saarinen House that he designed for himself at Cranbrook, USA.
Armchair for the Saarinen House, Cranbrook
Design Eliel Saarien 1929-30
Made by Adelta OY, Finland
Walnut, mahogany and maple.
Via Moderna Möbelklassiker a Swedish mid 20th century design specialist.
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