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Conference side chair, 1946

Designed by Eero Saarinen
Manufactured by Knoll
Product code: KNI-72C*


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Four-leg base Conference side chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.

Eero Saarinen transformed executive seating into a fluid, sculptural form in 1957, with the Conference collection.

The Conference chair, also called Executive chair, received the Museum of Modern Art Award, Federal Award for Industrial Design, 1969.

Four-leg base either in metal with a polished chrome, black chrome, or lacquered black finish or wooden legs in natural oak, ebonised oak, grey stained oak or oak stained walnut. Please see pdf in 'Product downloads' to see wooden finishes. 

Frame and Upholstery: Moulded reinforced polyurethane shell.

Contoured plywood seat form (meets requirements for BS5852).

Available with or without arms, with four legs (here), or a multi-purpose swivel base and caster option available from the range below.

Please check the pdf in the downloads section to view the Knoll approved textiles for the Conference chair. When upholstered in Eva fabric collection, there will be a lead time of 12-14 weeks.

Chairs with metal legs: 57w x 51.5d x 46.5/79cmh
Chairs with wooden legs: 57w x 51.5d x 47.5/80cmh

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Conference side chair


Knoll wood finishes

(PDF, 90 kB)

Knoll fabrics

(PDF, 2 MB)


Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks. Upholstery in Eva fabric: 12-14 weeks.

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Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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