BAUHAUS CLASSICS - Eero Saarinen - Sofa SA22, Leather Covering
Eero Saarinen 1950 ca.
- Made in Italy -
"Designed for the lobbies of the General Motors Technical Center buildings in Warren, Michigan, the seating system consisting of armchairs and two, three and four-seater sofas responded to a need for representativeness that Saarinen sought through the explicit reference to the seats of production cars, known for their comfort, for the quality of the upholstery and finishes. The technological research, which permeates the entire architectural project, finds in these products a further opportunity for experimentation. The project elaborates the image of a seat with inclined cockpit, suspended inside a three-dimensional frame through the construction of a self-supporting fiberglass shell, mechanically connected to the steel base. The difficulty of obtaining a perfectly horizontal surface through the backrest and armrests, together with that of making the upholstery adhere to the body, which has different angles, are probably at the base of two different series of construction drawings, part of the Eero Saarinen archive, donated in 2002 by the Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC studio. at Yale University. A prototype of the armchair is exhibited at Moma. Inside the buildings of the General Motors Technical Center, designed by Saarinen, there are still some originals of the seats, benches and tables "
These reproductions, built on the basis of the original drawings and still existing pieces, are the first to be made since the 1950s and the only ones on the market.
Art. SA22 - Two seat sofa with chromed square steel tube. Wooden frame lined with shaped expanded foam. Cushions in expanded foam at different densities; non removable covering in leather.
Size cm 172x84x65h
Standard packaging 1 pc.
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Shipping times: four/five weeks from order confirmation, except for unforeseen events.
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