Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Presenting: (drumroll) The Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs By Knoll! Status: Sittin' Pretty & Totally Avaiable
My first effort at real High End. Genuine Knoll quality and amazing design by the architect of the Gateway Arch! Oh yeah, they're comfy too! Supportive and Firm!
I found these at an office furniture clearing house here in St. Louis about two
weeks ago. They were in the picture of a conference table that was available on
Craigslist. I had no use for the table but decided to ask about the chairs on the off
chance they could be had. They could and I finally got around to seeing them a
few days ago. We settled on a price and I picked them up yesterday. So it is only
now that I can finally get some decent pics for you.
I'm not gonna try to present even a brief report on Eero Saarinen since all that
info is out there for anyone who might be even slightly curious. I will limit this to just
letting anybody know, who may not have heard of Mr. Saarinen, that he designed
some of our most classic, mid twentieth century furniture designs such as the
Womb Chair, the Tulip Table and Chairs, the Executive Chair, and the
Grasshopper Chair. Although we lust for the smaller bits that we might furnish our
homes with, we must certainly not forget Saarinen's achievements in architecture.
But I digress. I'm not gonna try to one up Wikipedia or all of the internet! I ain't got
it in me!
These Executive Chairs have adjustable tilt and swivel and also have casters. The
casters are easily removed if you'd like to set these around a dining table. The
bases are easily removed with just eight screws and I believe could be replaced
with standard legs which, if one were so inclined, I'm sure are available through
Knoll. The design is modern but classical enough that they won't be outdated any
time soon. This same basic chair has been in production since 1957! Don't you
need one of these for your den or office or a few placed around your dining table?
Please check my ads to inquire of their availability.