The apple doesn’t fall…

February 17, 2013

too far from the tree, which is pretty apparent in this Eero Saarinen Armchair. Designed in 1957 at the same time the design and construction was taking place on the iconic TWA Flight Center at New York’s Idywild Airport, the influences between the two are unmistakable. Originally designed as an executive office chair, this groundbreaking seating , with its use of a fully upholstered flexible fiberglass frame, offers comfort that is equally at home in any residential setting requiring a modern note. As time has passed, Idylwild was renamed JFK International, TWA has ceased to exist, and the simplequietmodern days of early elegant air travel has given way to…well, you know. The good news is that this chair is still available, in  multiple variations, to satisfy your need for comfortable seating with a light touch… and, this magnificent building has undergone a recent multi-million dollar renovation and is now a National Landmark.knoll-saarinen-executive-armchairs_im_500Copy of saarinemarmchr_grpTWA(4)_ NYCarchitecturehttp://nyc-architecture.com/BKN/BKN002.htm

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One Response to “The apple doesn’t fall…”

  1. sara Says:

    This chair has always reminded me of a captain’s chair.

    “O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
    The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
    The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting”

    Walt Whitman was writing about the death of Abraham Lincoln. Its nice to know that JFK has been saved and protected as a landmark.
    O Captain, My Captain!
    Happy Presidents Day G.!


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