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Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

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Who says modern can't be 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 was sometimes absent from his designs. In one particularly tender exchange, he lists the twelve qualities about Aline that drew him to her, which 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.

Eero Saarinen in his Womb...
TWA Flight Center -- New York, New York...
"My favorite piece in the house is the 12-foot Saarinen table," says Kroloff.
Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House is not your average home, this modern gem was generously donated to the...
Milwaukee War Memorial -- Milwaukee Wisconsin...
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An Eero Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman, an Isamu Noguchi Akari lamp, and forest views make for a cozy reading nook.
Part of the Pedestal collection introduced by Eero Saarinen as an answer to "the ugly, confusing, unrestful world" that...
Miller House -- Columbus, Indiana (1957)...
Kresge Auditorium at MIT -- Cambridge, Massachusetts...
Ingalls Rink at Yale University -- New Haven, Connecticut...
Dulles International Airport -- Sterling, Virginia...
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