European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Designed by Eero Saarinen, American (born Finland), 1910 - 1961. Made from 1948-65 by Knoll, Inc., New York, established 1938.
Laminated birch, fabric upholstery
Currently not on view
1984-34-1Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Weiss, 1984
LabelThe "Grasshopper" chair was the first chair designed by Saarinen for Knoll. Its one-piece arm and leg were made from bentwood-wood that is steamed or boiled and then bent into shape rather than being cut. This design is more closely related to the pre-war works of European artists like Alvar Aalto and Marcel Breuer than to those of Saarinen's American contemporaries.