|Saarinen, Eero ||Saarinen modern furniture by Eero Saarinen|
|Schneider, Roland ||Schneider modern furniture by Roland Schneider|
|Shirotani, Kosei ||Shirotani modern furniture by Kosei Shirotani|
|Sirch, Wolfgang ||Sirch modern furniture by Wolfgang Sirch|
|Sofie Refer ||Sofie Refer furniture by Sofie Refer |
|Sottsass, Ettore ||Sottsass modern furniture by Ettore Sottsass|
|Stam, Mart ||Stam modern furniture by Mart Stam|
|Stockmans, Piet ||Stockmans modern furniture by Piet Stockmans||
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S for Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and product designer of the 20th century famous for varying his style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism. Saarinen first received critical recognition while still working for his father, for a chair designed together with Charles Eames for the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition in 1940, for which they received first prize. This chair, like all other Saarinen chairs was taken into production by the Knoll furniture company, founded by the Saarinen family friend Florence (Schust) Knoll together with her husband Hans Knoll. Further attention came while Saarinen was still working for his father, when he took first prize in the 1948 competition for the design of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, not completed until the 1960s. The competition award was mistakenly sent to his - at that time more renowned - father.
The first major work by Saarinen, started together with his father, was the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, designed very much in the rationalist Miesian style, in steel and glass, but with the added accent of panels in two shades of blue. With the success of the scheme, Saarinen was then invited by other major American corporations to design their new headquarters: these included John Deere, IBM and CBS. Despite their rationality, however, the interiors usually contained more dramatic sweeping staircases, as well as furniture designed by Saarinen, such as the Pedestal Series. In the 1950s he began to receive more commissions from American universities for campus designs and individual buildings; these include the Noyes dormitory at Vassar, and dormitories, an ice rink and an auditorium at Yale University.
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