Eero Saarinen: More than Modern

I am currently on the road, but I could not pass up an opportunity to write something about Eero Saarinen on his 100th birthday.  Eero Saarinen passed away in 1961 as the decade was just getting underway.

Nevertheless, his architectural legacy lives on eternally in the design of his avant-garde structures such as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (the Gateway Arch) in St. Louis, the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York City, Dulles Airport Terminal which serves Washington, DC, The Miller House in Columbus, Indiana, John Entenza's own Case Study House 9, and countless other equally remarkable business, residential, public, and religious buildings.

His highly successful contributions to modern furniture include the futuristic Tulip Chair and table (featured on the set of the original Star Trek series) and the comfortable Womb Chair and ottoman.

Eero Saarinen:Shaping the Future from Scotty K on Vimeo.

Eero Saarinen may be long gone, but his creations continue to live and serve to inspire.  Enjoy!


  1. The Miller house has to be one of the great Mid-Century designs; Columbus Indiana's North Christian Church also. Good night, Eero!

  2. One of my favorite iconic MCM architects. Love organic architecture and furniture. Nice post!

  3. It was a joy to spend three years on a campus Mr. Saarinen designed (Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN; though he designed it as a "senior" college). His chapel design is stark, sublime, and much "larger" than it actually is.
    Thanks for the great post.