Childhood of Eero Saarinen:
Education of Eero Saarinen:
- Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan
- Académie de la Grande Chaumiére in Paris, studied sculpture, 1929-1930
- Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Architecture degree completed in 1934
- Traveled in Europe on scholarship, 1934-1935
Early Career of Eero Saarinen:
Famous Buildings by Eero Saarinen:
- 1946-1956: General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Michigan
- 1955-1957: Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
- 1957: Miller House, Columbus, Indiana
- 1958: IBM Manufacturing and Training Facility
- 1958: David S. Ingalls Rink, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
- 1958-1962: Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia
- 1961-1966: Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
- 1956-1962: TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, New York, NY
- 1961: Morse and Stiles Colleges, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
- 1963: Deer and Company Administrative Center
Other Works by Eero Saarinen:
Eero Saarinen was also a product designer. He designed furniture with curving, organic shapes. Examples include the Tulip chair and a collection of Pedestal tables (see pictures and compare prices). Saarinen said the objective of these furniture designs was to rid interiors of clutter and clear the "slum of legs" from the home.
Source: The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 220 (online)
Learn More About Eero Saarinen:
The world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Eero Saarinen's papers may be found in the Yale University Sterling Memorial Library Manuscripts and Archives. Saarinen's colleague Kevin Roche donated the firm's collection of Saarinen's original drawings, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. Saarinen's wife, Aline Saarinen, gave the library many papers and personal records.
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