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Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen
1910 Kirkkonummi (FI) - 1961 Ann Arbor, Michigan (US)

Eero Saarinen, the son of the famous architect and the first president of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Eliel Saarinen, was born in Helsinki, and moved to the United states in 1923. He studied scuplture at the Académe de la Grande Cheumiere in Paris (1929/30) and subsequently architecture at Yale University in New Haven (Connecticut), from where he graduated in 1934. He went to Europe in 1934/35 on a scholarship awarded by this same university. On his return he began teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He worked together with Charles Eames in 1937, on the design of a series of modern furnishings that were presented and awarded prizes at the \"Organic Design in Home Furnituring\" competition, organized in 1940 by the Modern Art Museum of New York. He subsequently designed several other pieces of furniture with the greatest success. He worked in his father’s architectural studio, until his father’s death in. His most famousr architectural project remains the TWA terminal of the J.F.Kennedy airport in New York.