Eero Saarinen born 1910 was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer famous his ability to master varying style. For example, he was accomplished in both simple, sweeping, arching structural curves and seemingly the opposite side of the spectrum, machine-like rationalism. He designed many important pieces of furniture including one of the most famous, the "Womb" chair and ottoman (1948). The "Tulip" or "Pedestal" group (1956), features side and arm chairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as a stool. Eero's designs were extensive, all were highly successful except for the "Grasshopper" lounge chair, which, although in production through 1965, was not a big hit.