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Conference armchair, 1946

Designed by Eero Saarinen
Manufactured by Knoll
Product code: KNI-71A*


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Four-leg base Conference armchair 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 the 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 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 click here to view swatches and references of the Knoll approved textiles for the Conference armchair.

Upholstery with matching full surround welt details.

65w x 65d x 46/80cmh

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Conference armchair


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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks

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Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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