(1910 -1961) was a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer of the 20th Century.
Eliel Saarinen's father Gottlieb Saarinen was a famous architect in Finland. In 1923 the family emigrated to the United States.
From 1929 to 1930 Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris before majoring in architecture at Yale University. He then worked in the architectural office of his father and was made partner in 1941. Together with Charles Eames, he took part in a competition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where several of his designs, including the Organic Char won.
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