Saarinen’s Verstaille Gets a Facelift


GM Lounge series with Saarinen table

One of our favorite lounge pieces comes from Eero Saarinen’s design of the General Motors Technology Center. Inspired by a stock car, these saarinen gm lounge piece pieces are big and bold. A square tubular frame holds a lounge chair with wide arms and a deep sit.  It’s a pricey piece, but also a part of American history.  Its price doesn’t compare to the $1 billion that General Motors is about to spend to preserve this national landmark.

The 326 acre sprawling campus, also known as Saarinen’s Versailles, uses the lounge pieces in lobby spaces.  It is accented by a Saarinen-designed saarinen coffee table. The Saarinen Table is a real contrast to the tulip tables he is well known for.   The influence from other modern classic masters is evident in the rectilinear form of this table.  It is much more similar to modern classic tables seen in designs by Florence Schust Knoll and Mies van der Rohe.

Check out a complete article on the renovation at Curbed.