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Saarinen Arm Chair
The Model 71 armchair was adapted from an armchair designed in 1945 by Florence Knoll for the Rockefeller Center in New York. While the Knoll Chair used an internal wood frame, Saarinen wanted more freedom to shape of the chair and so he created and used a fiber reinforced plastic shell to make the back and arms in one continuous upholstered curve. The search to find the best curves for the armchair took an extensive amount of trial and error. To help with this process, Saarinen hired his first design assistant exclusively dedicated to furniture, Neils Difffrient, who made multiple scale and full size models using wire and clay. Once Saarinen approved the final chair design, plaster molds were made so that it could be taken to the plastic resin manufacturing company for forming.
|Saarinen Executive Arm Chair|
3 style of bases
shape. Next foam is hand-shaped over the shell, upholstered and the legs are attached. We are proud of our version of the Model 71, which we call the Executive Arm Chair. Offered in a wide selection of leather or fabric ( or choose you own); and three styles of legs: wood, stainless steel or swivel base.