august, 2015

20augAll DayEero SaarinenBirthday

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Date of birth: 20.08.1910
Birthplace: Kirkkonummi, FIN
Day of death: 01.09.1961
Place of death: Ann Arbor, USA

Eero Saarinen is considered one of the masters of American 20th century architecture. He planned countless buildings, e.g. the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. But Saarinen was a designer, too. Probably his most famous design is the Tulip Chair, which he designed in 1956 for Knoll. This chair even made it into space: Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) sat on a modified version of the Tulip Chair on board the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701).


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