One of the greats of mid-century design is getting the documentary treatment. Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future will be premiering at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York later this month, and on PBS later this year.
The Finnish-American architect and designer not only left his mark across the country in the form of the Gateway Arch, Washington Dulles Airport, and MIT's Kresge Auditorium, but in the organic modernism of furniture pieces like the tulip table and womb chair. The one-hour film will explore Saarinen's life and legacy, from his early immigration to the United States to his ongoing influence on design in the 21st century.
The film is headlining opening night at Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York on September 28. Tickets are $20. It also debuts on PBS in December as part of the network's American Masters series.
You can watch the exclusive trailer over on Architectural Digest: