Eero Saarinen (1910 – 1961)

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect and designer who made significant contributions to the modernist movement in architecture and design during the mid-20th century. He was born in Finland in 1910 and moved to the United States with his family when he was a child. Saarinen studied architecture at Yale University and later worked for his father’s architecture firm. Saarinen’s design approach was characterized by a focus on innovation, experimentation, and the use of new materials and manufacturing techniques. His most famous works include the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.

Saarinen was also a prolific furniture designer, creating a number of iconic pieces that are still highly regarded today. His furniture designs were characterized by their organic forms, which were inspired by nature and the human body. Saarinen’s most famous furniture designs include the Tulip Chair, the Womb Chair, and the Grasshopper Chair. Saarinen’s work has had a lasting impact on the fields of architecture and design, and his legacy continues to inspire designers and architects around the world.

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