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Eero Saarinen (1910–1961)

Eero Saarinen was an industrial designer and architect famous for his neofuturistic style. His design was known for its simple, sweeping and arching curves with a machine like rational visual appearance. Some of his ground breaking products are the ”Tulip Chair” for Knoll, the ”Grasshopper” and ”Womb” lounge chair and ottoman and the ”Pedestal” armchair. His architectural legacy spans from the ”Gateway Arch” in St Louis to the ”Crow Island School” in Illinois.

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At the Florence home of Italian architects Tanini

We find this hidden gem on a street behind Santa Croce in Florence. The architects Andrea and Isa Tanini’s home is surprisingly enough not situated in a historic Florentine palazzo, but instead in a building from the 1970’s. It is also this era that pervades the whole flat from the lounge suite, rugs, to dining table and chairs.


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