Pair of Burke Armchairs After Eero Saarinen
Included here is a pair of mid-century, model 116 arm chairs, circa 1965, by Burke Inc. Each is in excellent condition and features new seat pads with light brown cross-stitch upholstery from the period. They measure 24.5" wide, 22" deep, 32" high, and the seat height is 18.5". The seat measures 18" wide and 17" deep. The designer of this chair, Maurice Burke, was no doubt inspired by the Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen. The seat has very similar dimensions to Saarinen's chair, but the pedestal base features a four-legged propeller base instead of the circular base seen on Saarinen's Tulip chair. They are crafted from fiberglass reinforced plastic and the pedestal bases are made of enamel-coated metal (likely aluminum), as with the Saarinen chairs made by Knoll. This design is famous in part for its use on the television series, Star Trek, which aired between 1966 and 1969. This design was also marketed in the UK by Arkana Ltd.