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storage units for the Organic Design Competition, set of three, 1941

Honduran mahogany
22 × 18 × 18 in
55.9 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm
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Wright

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Set is composed of two cabinets featuring two adjustable shelves and one cabinet featuring five …

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Set is composed of two cabinets featuring two adjustable shelves and one cabinet featuring five drawers. Sold with original hang tag, Cranbrook pamphlet and Organic Design Competition book. Signed to the underside of each example: [Red Lion Table Co.].

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Red Lion Furniture, Co.
Charles Eames
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Eero Saarinen
Finnish, 1910–1961
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The son of a renowned Finnish architect and a well-known textile artist, Eero Saarinen would go on to become one of the most iconic architects of his adopted homeland, the United States, during its post-WWII boom. Saarinen’s legacy includes symbols of mid-century American design—with their swooping, jet-age curves—like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York. In addition to his achievements in architecture, Saarinen was also a successful furniture designer, gaining notoriety after winning the Museum of Modern Art’s “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition in 1940, along with Charles Eames, for their molded plywood chair design. This success led to a long collaboration with Hans and Florence Knoll, and such icons of design as the “Tulip” chair of 1955–56, as well as other pieces that employ Saarinen’s “one piece, one material” philosophy.

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Set is composed of two cabinets featuring two adjustable shelves and one cabinet featuring five …

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Set is composed of two cabinets featuring two adjustable shelves and one cabinet featuring five drawers. Sold with original hang tag, Cranbrook pamphlet and Organic Design Competition book. Signed to the underside of each example: [Red Lion Table Co.].

Manufacturer
Red Lion Furniture, Co.
Charles Eames
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Eero Saarinen
Finnish, 1910–1961
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The son of a renowned Finnish architect and a well-known textile artist, Eero Saarinen would go on to become one of the most iconic architects of his adopted homeland, the United States, during its post-WWII boom. Saarinen’s legacy includes symbols of mid-century American design—with their swooping, jet-age curves—like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York. In addition to his achievements in architecture, Saarinen was also a successful furniture designer, gaining notoriety after winning the Museum of Modern Art’s “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition in 1940, along with Charles Eames, for their molded plywood chair design. This success led to a long collaboration with Hans and Florence Knoll, and such icons of design as the “Tulip” chair of 1955–56, as well as other pieces that employ Saarinen’s “one piece, one material” philosophy.

storage units for the Organic Design Competition, set of three, 1941

Honduran mahogany
22 × 18 × 18 in
55.9 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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