Eero Saarinen, the son of influential Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and his second wife, Louise, was born on his father's 37th birthday, August 20, 1910.
The family emigrated to the United States of America in 1923, when Eero was thirteen. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was a teacher at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and he took courses in sculpture and furniture design there. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames.
Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He then went on to study at the Yale School of Architecture, completing his studies in 1934.
Subsequently, he toured Europe and North Africa for a year and returned for a year to his native Finland, after which he returned to Cranbrook to work for his father and teach at the academy.
He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1940. Saarinen was recruited by Donal McLaughlin, an architectural school friend from his Yale days, to join the military service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Saarinen was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House.
Saarinen worked full-time for the OSS until 1944. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen founded his own architect's office,"Eero Saarinen and Associates".
Eero Saarinen died of a brain tumor in 1961 at the age of 51.
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Tops available in White Carrara, Black Marquinia, Calacatta or Arabescato marble. All stone tops are natural marble, NOT polyester coated. GI does not offer this option as experience has found it unreliable.
Custom stone specification available. Call for quotation assistance.
Tops also available with wood veneers or laminates on special request.
Maintenance: marble is a porous material. We do not seal our stone tops because most installations perform routine maintenance and cleaning, which removes the sealant. Regular application of a protective sealant is recommended.
Base Specifications: Base is available in white or black painted aluminium.
|sku||White Carrara||Blk Marquinia||Calacatta||Arabescato||type||size||ht||lbs||crating|
|94016||994||1118||1643||1421||end table||16" dia||20.25||40||50|
|94020||1090||1290||2000||1691||end table||20" dia||20.25||45||50|
|94024||1290||1498||2110||1836||end table||24" dia||20.25||55||50|
|92416CK||2746||2988||3919||cocktail||24" x 16" oval||17||50||75|
|92028CK||2850||3126||4195||cocktail||28" x 20" oval||17||55||75|
|94228CK||3022||3402||5024||4299||cocktail||42" x 28" oval||17||85||75|
|94832||4520||5024||6865||6038||dining||48" x 32" oval||28.5||170||75|
|95532||4810||5382||7520||dining||55" x 32" oval||28.5||185||75|
|96334||5072||5761||8384||7142||dining||63" x 34" oval||28.5||200||75|
|96343||5210||6114||8762||dining||63" x 43" oval||28.5||210||75|
|96744||5536||6500||8970||dining||67" x 44" oval||28.5||220||75|
|97142||5590||6589||9763||8314||dining||71" x 42" oval||28.5||240||75|
|94878||6210||7210||11170||9383||dining||78" x 48" oval||28.5||265||75|
|94886||6555||8210||13350||dining||86" x 48" oval||28.5||282||75|
|95496||6899||8692||14350||11798||dining||96" x 54" oval||28.5||295||75|
|Bases Only: (White or Black)|
|94020-B||Side table base (16"-24")||586||End Table|
|94048-B||Round dining base (28"-48")||1398||Dining|
|94054-B||Round dining base (50"-60")||2508||dining|
|94878-B||Oval dining base||2795||dining|
|94048CK-B||Round cocktail base (28"-48")||1364||Cocktail|
|94128CK-B||Oval cocktail base||1618||Cocktail|
We are proud to introduce a new collection of original Saarinen designs that have been developed to properly honor the Contribution Saarinen made using glass as a surface material. These pieces were created from drawings donated to the Yale University Library in 2002 and represent a first introduction into the contemporary marketplace.
Tops available in .75"" thick glass, with or without a beveled edge. Tops are shipped with attachment connector mounted, so installation to the base is a simple on-site process.
White or black lacquered, cast aluminum base. Add 20% for custom RAL color match on base.
|47.25D||4725||6311||Dining table||47.25" dia||28.25||180||75|