The Furniture of Eero Saarinen: Designs for Everyday Living
January 31 (opening night) - May 5, 2008
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 formost architect in the 1950s, Eero Saarinen (1910 - 1961) gained his earliest international prominence with his prize winning furniture designs done with 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.
For more information go to: Museum of Design Atlanta