Who says modern isn't romantic? Knoll just unearthed
a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen
and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and poems, the letters reveal an intimate side to the architect that is often obscured by his work. In one particularly tender exchange, he lists the twelve qualities that drew him to Aline, which, in turn, reminded us of why we first fell for his work. We've reproduced the list in full, along with a few of our favorite images from Saarinen's career.
February 13, 2015