Arts and Culture

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.
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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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