In the 1930s, Eero Saarinen collaborated with Charles Eames to create a range of organically-shaped plywood chairs. These went on to win the MoMA-sponsored 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. This work inspired Saarinen to design a chair that would provide exceptional comfort from its shell alone, and not just from the furnishing. His luxurious and sculptural Executive Side Chair and the matching Executive Armchair were the results. The shells for these chairs were originally made from fibreglass but were later changed to polyurethane to increase flexibility. The design won the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award and the West Germany Federal Award for Industrial Design.
- Premium upholstery
- Hand-stitched using braided lockstitch technology
- Curvature-true carbon fiber shell
- High density CA-117 cushioning
- FSC© certified FAS grade solid ash wood legs
W=22.5″ x D=20″ x H=32″ x H=18″