Architect, Eliel Saarinen became well known not only for his buildings, but also for his furniture designs. Born in 1873 in Finland, Saarinen studied architecture and painting at Helsinki University. In 1926, Saarinen began teaching at the Cranbrook Academy where he had some soon-to-be-famous students like Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll and Harry Bertoia. In the mid-1930s Eliel along with his son, Eero Saarinen (known for his "Womb Chair") owned and operated an independent architecture firm. After a long and fruitful career, Eliel Saarinen passed away in 1950.
Weisshouse is happy to announce that we currently have a pair of Eliel Saarinen designed dressers for R-Way. These maple and birds eye maple veneered 3 drawer dressers/chests have a sleek streamlined form from the 40s with rounded edge drawers and splayed feet. Versatile in style, they blend easily with contemporary or transitional interiors. Featuring three roomy drawers, the top drawer has a corner catch-all. Stop by our showroom to see this handsome pair in person!