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Eames og Saarinen

Eames og Saarinen

Designer

Eero Saarinen (1910 - 1961) and Charles Eames (1907 - 1978) first met at Cranbrook when Saarinen taught furniture design. The two young men, both committed to the exploration of potential new materials and processes, quickly became great friends, pushing each other creatively while collaborating on several projects.

The most notable outcome of their partnership was the groundbreaking collection of molded plywood chairs for the MoMA-sponsored 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. Their collection was awarded first prizes in all categories, catapulting the young designers to the forefront of the American modern furniture movement.