Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen: Organic Chair
Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen Organic Chair produced by Vitra. The Organic Chair is a comfortable small reading chair and was made in 1940 as a
contribution to the New York MoMA's Organic Design in Home Furnishings
competition. Formally speaking it was ahead of its time, but owing to the lack of
manufacturing techniques, never went into series production. It was not until after 1950
that it became possible to manufacture larger quantities of organically shaped seat
shells and market them. The first were chairs such as Eames famous Plastic Armchair
or Saarinen's Tulip Chair. Collection Vitra Design Museum.
Materials: laminated seat shell, polyurethane upholstery, ash legs, stained black.
Dimensions: 32 1/2" x 28 1/2" x 26 1/2"
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