Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman in Zebra Hide

Forsyth x St. Frank
Sale $16,850
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Dimensions of Chair: 26" W x 33" D x 35" H x 15" Seat Height
Dimensions of Ottoman: 24" W x 18.5" D x 15" H

Manufacturer: Knoll, USA
Date: 1950s
Material: Zebra Hide
Condition: Excellent. Restored in Saint Louis.

*Please note that as unique, handmade piece, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

The hide's natural oils resist staining. Simply wipe up any spills. If a stain should occur, use mild soap, warm water, and a soft brush to rub lightly with the grain of the hair.

Allow 3-6 weeks for white glove delivery. Free shipping for the continental U.S. only. Expedited options may be available by emailing

This item may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Due to the difficulty of packaging and shipping furniture, St. Frank will charge a fee for returning pieces of this size. Please contact us for further information.


This original Grasshopper chair and ottoman was designed for Knoll in 1946 by Eero Saarinen. The Grasshopper is the first chair Saarinen designed in a series of sculptural chairs created for Knoll throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Knoll manufactured the chair and ottoman for nineteen-years and ended its production in 1965. Visually light, yet incredibly sturdy, the Grasshopper chair with its lean and angular lines, takes up little space with the eye. Yet, as a lounge chair the Grasshopper is an amazingly sturdy seat that provides lumbar support for your back, and a nice comfortable recline, to ease one into relaxation. Masterfully restored and reupholstered in zebra hide.