Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

Birth
Kirkkonummi, Kirkkonummi Municipality, Uusimaa, Finland
Death 1 Sep 1961 (aged 51)
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Setion 10667,Space 5
Memorial ID 41785353 · View Source
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Modernist Architect and Designer. Influential in shaping the American postwar design movement, his notable architectural designs included the Berkshire Music Shed, at Tanglewood, Massachusetts; Dulles Airport, at Chantilly, Virginia; Gateway Arch, at St. Louis, Missouri; General Motors Technical Center, at Warren, Michigan; IBM Research Building, at Yorktown, New York; John Deere and Company, at Moline, Illinois; Kresge Auditorium, at Cambridge, Massachusetts; Kresge Chapel, at Cambridge, Massachusetts; North Christian Church, at Columbus, Indiana; TWA at New York, New York; Yale Hockey Rink, at New Haven, Connecticut.
As a designer, Saarinen developed several new furniture forms, including the first designs of furniture using laminated wood, including the Grasshopper armchair with bent armrests of laminated wood, the Womb collection and the popular Pedestal group. This collection of chairs and tables were made of plastic and featured only one central leg ending organically in a round disc on the floor. The popular Tulip chair belonged to this group. He incorporated new dynamic forms and structural innovations. Saarinen's works were uninhibitedly enthusiastic visual effects in architecture and design captured the optimism of an era and a national ideal of unlimited opportunity. He received the highest award from the American Institute of Architects - their 'Gold Medal Award'. He was the son of architect Eliel Saarinen and Louise Gesellius, a sculptor. He was married twice, his second wife was Aline Saarinen, known art critic and television newswoman. He was the father of three children.


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Gravesite Details Section 10667 *Space 5 * Block (possibly cremated - then buried)

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eero Saarinen (20 Aug 1910–1 Sep 1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 41785353, citing White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .