One finds that many different shapes are equally logical – some exciting, some earthbound, some soaring. The choice has really become a sculptor's choices.

Eero Saarinen

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, Dining chairs model 72, set of ten | wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Dining chairs model 72, set of ten

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,250
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, Tulip table model 175W and chairs model 151, set of six | wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Tulip table model 175W and chairs model 151, set of six

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
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, dining chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

dining chairs, set of six

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $4,875
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 chairs model 72, set of ten | wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Dining chairs model 72, set of ten

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,688
EERO SAARINEN, Womb chair and ottoman | wright20.com

Eero Saarinen

Womb chair and ottoman

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $4,688