Looking back, going to the Knoll showroom in early 70s prior to Neocon looking for floor samples – this company always inspirational.
Above: hardoy chair
Designer: Ferrari-Hardoy, Jorge
Date of Design: 1955
Date of Manufacture: 1956-1996
Model Number: 151C
Materials: Base consists of cast aluminum, and nylon ring glide. The shell is molded fiber glass reinforced plastic. Upholstery inside of shell over a foam rubber cushion.
Saarinen’s pedestal furniture was designed between 1955 and 1957 as a part of his “one piece, one material” furniture philosophy. He attempted also to minimize the clutter of feet that most furniture creates. Saarinen’s original intention to become a sculptor is evident in his use of non-rectilinear forms and constant striving for innovative solutions to age old questions.
above: metal chair 132
Designer: Knorr, Donald R.
Date of Design: 1948
Date of Manufacture: 1950-1952
Model Number: 132 (black)
Materials: Steel tube base, sheet metal seat pan, bent rod steel legs
Date of Design: 1950-78
Model Number: 73
Materials: Steel rod base with polished chrome; upholstered shell, seat and back cushions
“Eero Saarinen’s 1950 Womb Settee, part of his Womb series made exclusively for Knoll, displays the Finnish-born designer’s flair for challenging rules, breaking molds and setting new standards for modern design.”
source: knoll museum