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Read: Calling All Saarinen Fanatics!

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SaarinenSMIf the term “Womb chair” makes you feel like you are comfy cozy in one, you’ll be delighted to know a beautiful new book featuring the furniture designs  of Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen has been published. Saarinen is primarily remembered for his buildings, such as the iconic TWA Terminal at JKF Airport and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, however if you crack open this mammoth coffee table book, you’ll discover Saarinen also designed furniture–chalk it up to sisu.

Author Brian Lutz weaves together an interesting story of Saarinen’s evolution as an architect and designer, augmented by historic photographs that include Saarinen’s “frienemy” Charles Eames and childhood friend Florence Knoll; not the mention his father, Eliel. The forward is written by the industrial designer Niels Diffrient.

Order a copy through Pointed Leaf Press or Amazon.