When is a chair not just a chair?: The Furniture of Eero Saarinen at the Kirkland Museum

The modern furniture design company Knoll has its own museum in East Greenville, Pennsylvania; a traveling design show that originated there, The Furniture of Eero Saarinen: Designs for Everyday Living, will now make its way into Denver's mid-century wonderland, the Kirkland Museum, opening tomorrow for a run through the end of November. Though the Kirkland is adding its own facets to the show, its backbone is a series of chairs the fêted Finnish architect designed for Knoll some fifty years ago, all of which remain bold and fresh to this day. What follows is a preview of said chairs.

Variations on the Tulip Chair.
Variations on the Tulip Chair.
A Tulip dining ensemble.
A Tulip dining ensemble.
So versatile!
So versatile!
A trio of Saarinen Executive chairs.
A trio of Saarinen Executive chairs.
The Womb Chair and ottoman, a love seat and the Scandinavian-styled Grasshopper Chair.
The Womb Chair and ottoman, a love seat and the Scandinavian-styled Grasshopper Chair.
More variations on the Executive Chair.
More variations on the Executive Chair.

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