Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism.
Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal at JFK, curtain walls,free flowing curves imitating" the spirit of flight"
It’s kind of mind-blowing when you consider that Eero Saarinen designed his Womb chair—ostensibly an icon of the ’60s—way back in 1946. The Knoll bestseller is still fabricated as originally intended, with a molded, reinforced-fiberglass shell wrapped in foam, and cushions made from polyester fiber with a foam core. The woven KnollTextiles upholstery fabric shown here, Cato, is also a midcentury classic, dating to 1961. • knoll.com