The upholstery is the original fabric, but needs to be redone. We’re not sure what color the new uphosltery will be, but the current orange / green / yellow color scheme we suddenly have in our Living Room just can’t last. And if any of you are wondering, this is not a project for my upholstery class… we’re bringing in the experts for this one!
A little history for any other chair geeks out there… The grasshopper chair was designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. It was Saarinen’s first chair designed for Knoll, and produced from 1946 – 1965. Modernica is now making the chairs according to Saarinen’s original specifications, though in hundreds of color and finish combinations.
Other more well-known Saarinen designs: