Eliel Saarinen was asked to design Cranbrook Educational Community by George Gough Booth in 1925. The Campus was fashioned after the Bauhaus in Germany that had just moved into it’s new Dessau location. Saarinen became president of Cranbrook in 1932, one year prior to the Bauhaus closing in Berlin. While at Building Cranbrook, Eliel designed the furniture for his home. This is the side chair from his Dining set. The Classic Art Deco style was typical of Saarinen’s work for the period.
- "I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau, in WALDEN
Chair CardsThis blog was started to track the exceptional work by the students of UNCG in the Interior Architectural Design Program. Our History 221 and 222 classes use these cards to help familiarize us with historically significant design and designers. The initial purpose is for the students, however, it will remain for comments and use by anyone interested in design. - Brian - BSPeck@uncg.edu