Among the plethora of monographs available on decorative objects, one subject has been overlooked: the furniture designs of Eero Saarinen. While the architectural projects of Saarinen, the Finnish architect and industrial designer, have been covered, there is "only the occasional reference -- often inaccurate -- to his furniture," said Brian Lutz, the author of "Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman" (Pointed Leaf Press, $85). Mr. Lutz is well positioned to tell this story, having worked for the modern furniture companies Knoll in New York and Artek in Finland. His research took almost 10 years and involved numerous conversations with important figures in the production and development of Saarinen's furniture, including Florence Knoll Bassett, Niels Diffrient and Don Albinson. The 224-page book, which will be officially released Oct. 16, features a preface by Ms. Knoll Bassett, a foreword by Mr. Diffrient and more than 200 photographs and illustrations. Information: (212) 941-1800 or pointedleafpress.com.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.