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Organic Chair

Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940

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Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen created the Organic Chair in 1940 as part of their entry for 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings', a competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The small reading chair offers superb comfort, thanks to its comfortably upholstered, biomorphically shaped seat shell, and is also available in a version with a higher backrest: Organic Highback.
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Organic Chair
The Organic Chair – a small and comfortable reading chair – was developed in several versions for the 1940 ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With its sculptural shapes, the design was ahead of the times. But due to the absence of suitable manufacturing techniques, the armchair never went into production. Not until 1950 did it become possible to manufacture and market organically shaped seat shells in large quantities, as…
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チャールズ・イームズ & エーロ・サーリネン
チャールズ・イームズ (Charles Eames) とエーロ・サーリネン (Eero Saarinen) は出会ってすぐ意気投合し、共に新しい家具の形の実験をし、最初の成形合板の家具を開発したのです。 1940年に、彼らはニューヨークのMuseum of Modern Artで開催された、Organic Design in Home Furnishingsコンテストに共同名義としてオーガニックチェアを発表しました。
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