Happy Birthday Saarinen

Finnish-American architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen, who was born on 20 August 1910 and died in 1961, is considered to be one of the second generation modernist architects that came to the fore after the Second World War. Although he is mostly known for his architectural works, he also has important furniture designs.

Eero Saarinen born in 1910, under the influence of his father, who was also an architect in the field of modern architecture, abandoned his education in sculpture and turned to architecture. He is among the important names in the history of world architecture. He had an effect on the rise of minimalist design approach after the destruction of the Second World War.

He has been one of the names that shaped the rising American image after the war, with the contrary airport projects he designed, monumental buildings, buildings serving in different areas and furniture he designed by combining innovative construction and production techniques in architecture with the search for new forms. 

New York John F. Kennedy Airport TWA Terminal, General Motors Building (1956), oen of the best examples of his residential projects, Miller House and the Tulip Chair that he designed with Charles Eames and won awards in 1940 are his most well known projects. This Tulip Chair has been used in Star Trek tv show.


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