December 08, 2015
Restored & Reupholstered Saarinen Executive Armchairs
The Executive Armchair by Eero Saarinen is such a classic chair. And while it tends toward the industrial and utilitarian, it is just as lovely in a private residential setting as it is in the office.
This set had certainly seen better days; you can click on the photos to see them larger, but the fabric was very faded and very worn, even torn in some areas. We stripped all the chairs down to their fiberglass shell, and started all over.
The photo above is actually a great look at the 'bones' of the chair! And, if you look carefully (feel free to click on the image to enlarge it!) you can even see the date stamp of 11-12-62!
We completely restored & reupholstered each of the chairs. The photo below shows one of our upholstery professionals, Francisco, closing the chair by hand, as we always do for these classic pieces.
The new fabric, as you can see, is a gorgeous, deep blue. With the polished metal bases, they are standout, focal pieces.
We have more restored & reupholstered Saarinen Executive Chairs here and here - take a look!