Knoll Saarinen Conference Armchair


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  • Designer : Eero Saarinen
  • Year of Design : 1946
  • Materials: Moulded reinforced polyurethane shell. Contoured plywood seat form. Polished chrome finish or wood finish
  • H: 81.5cm; W: 66.5cm; D: 63cm;
  • Delivery : Special Order, 6 - 8 Weeks


Introduced in 1950, Eero Saarinen's versatile Conference Chair is one of the Finnish designer's most enduring models, meeting his characteristically high standards with rule-challenging forms. Still manufactured by Knollthis groundbreaking chair transformed the notion of what executive seating could be with its sculptural form and modern finishing.

With chrome legs it takes on a more corporate shape than with wooden legs, yet it's still more domestic that its swivel base brother. You can choose between chrome legs or a selection of wooden legs.


The Conference Armchair is available in a broad spectrum of colours from various Kvadrat fabrics which are all suitable for both contract and domestic use.

Fabric Description :
Divina - 100% new wool with a soft, felt-like texture. Beautiful, comfortable to sit on and extremely durable.
Hallingdal - 70% new wool & 30% viscose, with great durability. The range consists of either a one-colour or two-colour mix creating a wide selection.
Tonus - 90% new wool & 10% Helanca, with great durability and stretchability. The tight weave provides a subtle texture, giving the fabric softness and a very rich colour palette.
Divina Melange - 100% new wool with a subtle two tone appearance. Soft, tactile and very practical.
West: 38% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 18% Viscose, 12% Wool, 2% Nylon; Wear: 62 000 rubs
Knoll Hopsak: 100% Wool; Wear: 40 000 rubs
Knoll Velvet: 54% Cotton; 46 Mohair; Wear: 80 000 rubs

See other Eero Saarinen designs.
See the Knoll collection.