Eero Saarinen is known for his works in design and architecture. He is believed to make modern architecture a mainstream in the American practice. Saarinen throughout his career designed new furniture using innovative materials. The groundwork for his career with Eames was laid out when they bagged prizes for their first joint venture at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Organic Design in Home Furnishing competition. His works Tulip collection of pedestal chairs and tables, executive seating and the womb chair have become the icons of American Modernism.
Saarinen and Tulip collection
Saarinen wanted to eliminate the visual chaos of legs created by chairs and tables under the dining table. So in 1950s Eero Saarinen developed a genius solution to the slum of legs problem and designed one legged chairs and tables. This is the first chair in the history of furniture design to be made with one leg. This silhouette was named as Tulip as a reminiscent of a flower. This wonder won an award in 1969 from the Museum of Modern Art. The tulip collections at the Barcelona designs are the perfect replica of the original designed by Saarinen.
Saarinen and Womb Chair
Womb chairs at Barcelona Designs are always the best sellers. But did you know how the idea was created and how it was made? Saarinen was aware that there was a gap in the market for some comfortable large chair. He wanted to design something that would replace the large over stuffed armchairs. Saarinen who was always in search for new possibilities wanted to achieve something comfortable from the shape of a shell. He worked hard and built many prototypes. After many mock ups, in the year 1946, he finalized womb chair and manufactured breaking the rules and moulds of furniture designing. This chair set new standards for modern design by a providing sense of security and emotional comfort just like in a womb.