Eero Saarinen (American, born Finland, 1910-1961). <em>"Pedestal" Armchair and Seat Cushion</em>, Designed 1956; Manufactured ca. 1970. Plastic reinforced with fiberglass, wool, 32 x 25 1/2 x 23 in. (81.3 x 64.8 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Knoll International, Inc., 78.128.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.128.7_view1_IMLS_SL2.jpg)

"Pedestal" Armchair and Seat Cushion

Artist:Eero SaarinenKnoll International, Inc.

Medium: Plastic reinforced with fiberglass, wool

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Designed 1956; Manufactured ca. 1970

Dimensions: 32 x 25 1/2 x 23 in. (81.3 x 64.8 x 58.4 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 78.128.7

Image: 78.128.7_view1_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
White plastic reinforced with fiberglass molded into a tulip-shaped armchair with pedestal; seat cushion of latex foam rubber covered in red wool. Slightly curved seat bottom rises to arm rests and (higher) seat back; top of back is slightly scooped then slopes down to arm rests. Edges rolled over, extended further at sides to form arm rests. The seat is supported by a tapered, attenuated cylinder that continues into a wide flat circular base. Seat and base are two separately molded pieces attached with six bolts. The C-shaped, detachable seat cushion is attached beneath by two velcro strips. CONDITION: Very good. Nick to proper right edge of arm and to proper left edge of seat. See condition report in object file.

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