(b. 1873, Rantasalmi, d. 1950, Bloomfield Hills)

Chair for Hannes Saarinen

Varnished mahogany, ebony inlay, height 80 cm
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki

Around 1907, Saarinen developed a new, unmistakable style of furniture design; as in his architecture, his forms became sharper in focus and more angled.

The chair for Hannes Saarinen was made by N. Boman's joinery workshop, Kuopio. The upholstery is imitation leather with a snakeskin pattern.

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