POST 2 Eliel Saarinen
ELIEL SAARDINEN , August 20 1873 – July 1 1950
Eliel Sarrinen was an architect famous for his influence on modern architecture in the U.S.A ,particularly on skyscrapers and churches.
Before moving to the USA in 1923 ,Finland born Eliel was at the forefront of architects in his home land .By 1914 he was widely known throughout Europe for his Helsinki railroad station . The station mostly clad in Finnish granite ,and with its distinguishing features the clock tower , two pairs of statues holding spherical lamps that are lit up at night time , along with the beautiful organic curvature at the grand front entrance are so symbolic with the Art Nouveau movement that swept through the decorative arts and architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, where artists drew inspiration from both organic and geometric forms,evolving elegant designs that united flowing,natural forms with more angular contours.
in 2013 it was chosen as one of the worlds most beautiful railway stations ,showing a real tribute to the timeless beauty of Eliel Saarinens work.
Helsinki railway station 1919
Tabernacle Church of Christ ,designed by Eliel Saarinen ,built in 1942 ,was the first contemporary building built in Columbus and one of the first churches in america to be built in a contemporary architectural style .
Tabernacle Church of Christ .1942
Eliel Saarinen furniture design
These magnificent arm chairs were originally designed in 1929-1930 by Eliel Saarinen for his home on the Cranbrook Academy campus shortly before becoming president of the institution. The chairs represent a classic pairing of the elder Saarinen’s architectual and decorative aesthetic within the Art Deco mode.
this is a set of dining chairs designed by Eliel Saarinen foe Keirkner residence,Helsinki 1907.They consist of an oak frame with marquetry of birch , ebony , mahogany and pewter ,leather upholstery.
|Finnish Pavilion at the Exposition Universelle||Paris||1900|
|National Museum of Finland||Helsinki||1904|
|Helsinki Central railway station||Helsinki||1909|
|Lahti Town Hall||Lahti||1911|
|Vyborg railway station||Vyborg||1913|
|Joensuu Town Hall||Joensuu||1914|
|Saint Paul’s Church||Tartu||1917|
|Munkkiniemi Pension house||Helsinki||1920|
|Kleinhans Music Hall||Buffalo||1940|
|Crow Island School||Winnetka||1940-41|
|First Christian Church||Columbus||1942|
|Cranbrook Educational Community||Bloomfield Hills||1940’s|
|Des Moines Art Center||Des Moines||1948|
|Christ Church Lutheran||Minneapolis||1949|