Andrew Romano

A seven-piece grouping of modular case goods designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen (1941)

Comprising two four-drawer units, one unit with a door, an open unit with six shelves, a double-wide four drawer unit, and two 54” benches. A prize-winning entry in MoMA’s seminal 1941 “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition, the series was produced in Honduras mahogany by Red Lion Furniture. Only a very small number of pieces were actually made, owing to America’s entry into WWII a month after the MoMA exhibition opened.

The present set, which can be stacked double high or arranged in a line, is one of the largest intact original groupings to surface in the past twenty years—bought together in 1941, the units even book-match across the tops. From the estate of a Grumman engineer from Long Island. In remarkably good original condition, the pieces have only been cleaned and polished.

A perfect design.

Available now at Weinberg Modern. If only I had [price upon request].

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