Saarinen Style: M71 Arm Chair

Inspired By: Eero Saarinen Arm Chair

Base Price: $960.00
Price as Configured: $960.00
  • Standard Leather Choices:
    L101- Arctic White L103- Polar White L113- Parchment L123- Autumn Tan L131- Cocoa Brown L135- Java Brown L139- Charcoal Gray L143- Standard Black L147- Standard Red L151- Apple Green
    Premium Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L211- Beige White L214- Premium Parchment L219- Driftwood Tan L227- Golden Tan L228- Honey Tan L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L238- Nimbus Gray L243- Premium Shiny Black L244- Premium Matte Black L247- Premium Red
    Boucle Fabric Choices:
    F216- Boucle Citrus Yellow F223- Boucle Cayenne Red F234- Boucle Melon Orange F235- Boucle Tangerine Orange F236- Boucle Poppy Orange F245- Boucle Chartreuse Green F246- Boucle Lime Green F253- Boucle Powder Blue F254- Boucle Aegean Blue F255- Boucle Royal Blue F257- Boucle Plum Purple F262- Boucle Silver Gray F263- Boucle Smoke Gray F264- Boucle Winter Gray F265- Boucle Mica Gray F266- Boucle Midnight Black F273- Boucle Putty Tan
     
  • Saarinen Chair Leg Choices:
    SS1- Stainless Steel W01- Medium Walnut Stain W05- Ebonized Black (Hardwood With grain) W06- Natural Clear (Oak With Clear Lacquer) W10- Classic Gray W13- Dark Walnut Stain
     
Item No.: MC-1356
Key Features:
  • Dimensions: 26w x 24d x 32.5h
  • Molded fiber-reinforced polymer internal shell
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Choice of stainless steel legs or steam bent oak wood legs
  • Choice of leather or fabric colors
The Saarinen Style Model 71 Executive Arm Chair was designed and introduced in 1950 by Eero Saarinen as the third chair of his iconic Model 70 Series of chairs. (The other two chairs of this series are the Model 70 Womb Chair and the Model 72 Side Chair.) The Model 71 Executive Arm Chair was created specifically for executive offices of the General Motors Technical School that Saarinen was also designing as lead architect.

Our M71 Saarinen Style Executive Arm Chair is inspired by this Saarinen Model 71 Arm Chair. Our internal shell is made of a molded polymer fiberglass. Next a molded foam is placed over the shell, then upholstered and the legs are attached. Upholstery options include both our classic Italian leathers and our exclusive 100% polyester boucle fabric with stain guard. The Leg options we offer are: solid stainless steel or wood. The stainless steel legs are solid stainless steel bar stock with adjustable foot glides. Our wood legs are made of North American Red Oak, steam bent into shape and then finished in one of four colors, suitable for both commercial and residential applications. Please read our Buyers Guide for Saarinen Executive Arm Chair for more details on our Executive Arm chair.

Dimensions:
Overall: 26w x 24d x 32.5h
Seat Interior: 18w x 20d
Seat Height: 18.5h
Arm Height: 25.5h
Weight: 24lbs

Modern Classics Furniture purchases leather from a variety of tanneries in order to provide our own collection of colors. Not all leathers are available for use on all products. Each product in our catalog will indicate which leather is available for that piece of furniture. We have divided our leather selections into two groups, Standard and Premium with different price levels within each group. All the leathers we offer feature:

  • Top-grain leather from Grade A hides
  • Smooth or Textured, depending on the color
  • Vegetable Drum Dyed with Moisture and UV protection built into the dye
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • No split hides or bonded leather
  • Leather thickness is generally 1.0 - 1.2 mm

All our leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer. Also, we are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

Below are the color swatches of the leather colors we offer, along with price level, Level 1 being the lowest cost and Level 4 being the highest cost. Not all leathers are offered on all products and have varying price levels, so please refer to each individual product page for which leathers are applicable. Our Standard Leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, aniline-dyed, and then color corrected with a slight embossing to create a more uniform grain pattern. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained.

Modern Boucle Fabric

We offer our own exclusive collection 'boucle' textured fabric in an extensive collection of colors that are particularly suited for the mid-century modern furniture we make. This fabric and colors were custom made just for us, at a well-known North America mill. Made of 100% polyester, our boucle's are soft, durable (250K double rubs), stain and UV resistant. We have arranged these swatches in color groups below.

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of fabric so you can hold it in your hands. Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

 

Fabric Name: Modern Boucle Fabric
Content: 100% Post-Consumer recycled Polyester
Weight: 22 oz/linear yard
Finish: Greenshield™ (High Performance, Eco-friendly stain guard that beads liquids and easy to clean)
Abrasion Resistance: 250,000 Double Rubs(ASTM D4157-13)
Crocking: Wet: Class 5.0, Dry: Class 4.5 (AATCC 8)
Light Fastness: Class 4.0 - 5.0 @ 40 hours (AATCC 16 3511)
Pilling Resistance: Class 5.0 (ASTM D 3511)
Seam Slippage: Warp: 79.5 lbs Fill: 133.0 lbs (ASTM D 4034)
Tensile Strength: Warp: 177.0 lbs Fill: 234.0 lbs (ASTM D 5034)
Flammability: Class 1 (CAL 117-2013)


Stocking Colors

Saarinen Arm Chair - Gray Leather
$740.00
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Date: 1/24/2022 11:44:01 AM