Saarinen Organic Chair Reproduction

The Modern Source

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The Organic Chair was originally designed in 1940 by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for the Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition held by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Eames, known for his innovation in wood moulding techniques and use of fibreglass, in conjunction with Saarinen's ability to adapt his style to diverse applications, resulted in the creation of the first of many chair designs to mould wood into complex curves and use cycle welding techniques to bond rubber and wood.

Initially, due to complications associated with the cost of production and technology, in association with its war time context, the Organic Chair was considered unviable for manufacturing. However, by the 1950s mass production was feasible for the Eames and Saarinen Organic Chair, which saw it used widely as a reading chair or occasional lounge chair in residential, hospitality and commercial interior applications.

The Organic Chair, designed to mimic the natural sitting position, features a laminate seat shell, solid timber legs and soft woollen upholstery that has been hand-stitched onto the frame. Our Replica Eames/Saarinen Organic Chair is a high quality reproduction in regard to construction and original specifications. 

Dimensions: 32.5" H x 28.5" W x 26.5" D