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Saarinen Executive Armless Chair, Upholstered Back



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Upholstery Collection
Whether you're looking for cozy fabric or supple leather, Smart Furniture has you covered with a variety of upholstery options for your Saarinen Chair.

Mariner 100% Nylon
A plump weave structure brings texture and depth to Mariner, a solid upholstery fabric well suited for task seating and other classic contract applications.

Stacks Post Consumer Recycled Polyester 8.0%, Post Industrial Recycled Polyester 30%, Polyester 62%
A moderately priced, classically tailored tone-on-tone weave, Stacks creates an overall checkerboard design.

Chroma 100% Nylon
The fresh, bright hues in this palette breathe new life into any room, while the soft luster brings a modern edge to any interior. Nylon with a Teflon® finish this option is highly cleanable and highly durable. 

Classic Boucle Wool 43%, Nylon 57%
The rich, nubby texture of Classic Bouclé is evocative of traditional hand woven upholstery textiles. Recently recolored, Classic Bouclé is a timeless addition to any interior.

Ultrasuede Polyurethane Binder 20%, Post Industrial Recycled Polyester Ultra Microfiber 80%
The premier microfiber in the marketplace, is 80 percent recycled.

Cato Nylon - 14%, Wool - 86%
Introduced in 1961, Cato has achieved iconic status among upholstery textiles. Primarily constructed of wool, the exaggerated texture of this pattern recalls the hand weaving tradition.

Volo Leather
Average thickness: 1.0 - 1.1 mm
Weight: 2.5 - 2.75 oz. per square foot
This GREENGUARD Certified leather features a lightly corrected grain, slightly raised grain texture, a heavy finish with chrome tannage and a breathable protective finish.

Vicenza Leather
Average thickness: 0.9 - 1.0 mm
Weight: 2.25 - 2.5 oz. per square foot
This GREENGUARD Certified leather features a corrected grain, which refines the surface of the leather, preparing the material for the reception of the grain enhancement given prior to finishing. Vicenza receives a special retannage which enriches the leather, tightens the grain and provides a superior hand.

(Side note: if you are deciding between Volo and Vicenza this should help. With regard to wearability and durablity Volo and Vicenza are identical. Both are an aniline leather with a corrected grain. Both receive a special retannage which enriches the leather, tightens the grain and provides a superior hand. The difference is this: Volo has a raised pebble finish and Vicenza has a smoother look and feel.)

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Saarinen Executive Armless Chair, Upholstered Back by Knoll
designed by Eero Saarinen

Introduced in 1957, the Saarinen Executive Chair hurled chair design decades forward, making the chairs fluid, sculptural forms. The Saarinen Executive Chair was one of the first chairs to make the comfort of the user its first priority. To accomplish that goal, the Saarinen Executive Conference Chair became the first chair shell to be made from fiberglass, a material easy to bend and easy to contour to the human form. The Saarinen Executive Conference Chairs are available in a wide variety of forms and functions. Swiveling chairs, differently upholstered, armless, etc. Saarinen broke sculptural and philosophical ground when he created the Saarinen Executive Conference Chair, and now you can be the owner of one of the finest chairs ever built. The Saarinen Executive Conference Chair is right for offices, libraries, cafes, and more.



Materials & Measurements


Materials:
The Saarinen Executive Armless Chair features a variety of upholstery options including many fabric types and leather. The chair comes in one of two bases: a four leg seamless tubular steel base polished with a chrome finish, or a solid steam bent oak base available in 5 finishes.

Dimensions:
Overall: 31.5" h x 22.5" w x 20.5" d
Seat height: 18.75"



Environmental Information


The Knoll Saarinen Executive Armless Chair is Greenguard certified.



About the Manufacturer


Knoll Furniture Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.


Designer


Eero Saarinen Knoll was well known for utilizing European talent, and many items in their furniture collection were designed by Scandinavians. Eero Saarinen, originally from Finland, would become one of the most renowned designers of the mid-twentieth century. After studying architecture at Yale, Saarinen collaborated with contemporary Charles Eames and designed numerous furniture classics and buildings that would help define American style and aesthetics. Saarinen's most famous works in the Knoll collection are the Womb Chair and Tulip Chair, but he also designed a series of dining and side tables as well as office-oriented chairs. His architectural achievements include the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Dulles Airport in Washington DC.


Shipping & Delivery


Items under $1,200.00
This item comes with a $75 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping fee.

Items $1,201.00-$9,200.00
This item comes with a shipping charge of 6.5 percent of the merchandise value for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping charges.

Items over $9,200.00
This item comes with a $600 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove these shipping charges.

Made-to-Order Products:
arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of order.

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

Product Q&A

Is the Saarinen Executive Chair available in any other colors?
Yes. The Saarinen Executive Chair is available in a wide array of additional colors. Please call 888-467-6278 for more information.

Can I use my own fabric on the Saarinen Executive Chair ?
Yes! Your fabric can be used on your custom Saarinen Executive Chair after being approved. Please call us at 888-467-6278 for more information.

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