Today would have been Eero Saarinen's 105 birthday! Born in Finland on August 20, 1910, he immigrated to the US, with his family, at the age of 13. His father, influential architect Eliel Saarien, taught at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where Eero took courses and became friends with fellow students, Charles & Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll (it's like the mid-century brat pack, right?).
His accomplishments were many, and his talent was diverse. We are lucky to have so many of his wonderful and amazing designs in our lives. And, we at Classic Design, are so honored to have a part in restoring his legacy back to their original splendor.
Happy Birthday Mr. Saarinen!