And then there are the days that you just want to rest your eyes on Eero Saarinen chairs sitting pretty in an Eero Saarinen house in a photo taken by Balthazar Korab. Above: Double your pleasure with Eero Saarinen Tulip Chairs… and a Womb Chair, both in the Saarinen House in Bloomfield, Michigan.
In the two photos above, this house is noted as “formerly the Loja Saarinen house” and as the “House for Mrs. Eliel Saarinen.” Loja Saarinen was Eero’s mother. She was a talented artist in her own right, the head of Cranbrook’s Weaving department from 1930-1950. Eliel Saarinen was Eero’s father. Eliel was Cranbrook’s first resident architect and later, he became Cranbrook’s president.
More midcentury modern home photos from Balthazar Korab:
All photos from: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-DIG-krb-00175]Photos were taken between 1939-1956.