From the Collection of Susan Jackson Keig


Susan Jackson Keig was one of the most celebrated graphic designers in Chicago, but a career in art was not always her first choice. Kicked out of an all-male engineering class at the University of Kentucky when her professor declared “this is no place for a woman,” Keig pursued a degree in art and design, tapping into a passion that she held since a young age. Raised on her family farm in Kentucky, Keig began keeping a scrapbook about architecture at the age of twelve. She excelled in school and enrolled in post-graduate studies at the Corcoran Art Gallery School until 1940, when she was recruited to join the cryptanalyst division of the US Army Signal Corps in Washington, D.C. During the war, she and fellow code-breakers successfully cracked the Japanese code—a major contribution to securing victory. 

I feel that as designer, we are a rather privileged group. The world is our office—literally no confines to what we might do.

Susan Jackson Keig

Notable Designs by Susan Jackson Keig

Eero Saarinen 1910–1961

Born in 1910, Eero Saarinen was surrounded by design his entire life; his father, Eliel Saarinen was an architect and director of the Cranbrook Academy of art and his mother, Loja Saarinen, was an acclaimed textile artist. In 1929, Saarinen traveled to Paris to study sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière before enrolling in the Yale architecture program. He returned to Cranbrook in 1934 where he met fellow designer and friend, Charles Eames. In 1947, Saarinen won a competition to design a monument for Thomas Jefferson in St. Louis. His Gateway Arch would mark one of the many triumphs of his short but incredibly productive career.

Auction Results Eero Saarinen

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $45,000

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $35,000

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $35,000

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $35,000

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $30,000

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $27,500

EERO SAARINEN, dining set | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

dining set
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,750

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip table from the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip table from the Grill Room
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $9,375

EERO SAARINEN, Prototype occasional table | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Prototype occasional table
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,125

EERO SAARINEN, prototype Womb chair | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

prototype Womb chair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $7,500

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip chairs, set of eight | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip chairs, set of eight
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $7,200

EERO SAARINEN, Rare Womb chair and ottoman | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Rare Womb chair and ottoman
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,938

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip dining set | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip dining set
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,938

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip stool from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip stool from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $500–700
result: $5,625

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip stool from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip stool from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $500–700
result: $5,625

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip stool from the bar of the Grill Room | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip stool from the bar of the Grill Room
estimate: $500–700
result: $5,313

EERO SAARINEN, Womb settee | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Womb settee
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,875

EERO SAARINEN, Grasshopper chair | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Grasshopper chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,800

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip chairs model 150, set of ten | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip chairs model 150, set of ten
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $4,800

EERO SAARINEN, dining table | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

dining table
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $4,560

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip dining table, model 174W | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip dining table, model 174W
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,500

EERO SAARINEN, oval dining table | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

oval dining table
estimate: $300–500
result: $4,500

EERO SAARINEN, Grasshopper lounge chair | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Grasshopper lounge chair
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $4,445

EERO SAARINEN, Tulip chairs from the Ladies' Lounge, pair | Wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip chairs from the Ladies' Lounge, pair
estimate: $700–900
result: $4,375