Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, USA, 1940s.

Small cabinet for the Organic Design Competition. Manufactured by the Red Lion Furniture Co. Honduran mahogany; unmarked.

This diminutive cabinet was designed by two young architects who had met at Cranbrook for the Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition at MoMA in 1941, where it was part of a system of case furniture which received First Prize in the “Other Furniture for a Living Room” category. Red Lion’s collaboration with Eames and Saarinen was briefly retailed at department stores in major cities following the exhibition. Another example of this rare model is in the permanent collection of MoMA.

18" L x 18" W x 15.5" H