Last night we had the pleasure of attending the opening of Eero Saarinen: Shaping The Future. Sponsored by the New York Design Center and presented at the Musuem of the City of New York, this show is the first retrospective of the architect’s career, which was one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial in the history of 20th-century architecture. From the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport and the St. Louis Gateway Arch to the Pedestal Chair for Knoll Associates, Saarinen (1910-1961) created some of the most potent expressions of American identity after World War II. Featuring sketches, working drawings, models, photographs, furnishings, films, and other ephemera, the exhibition examines the architect’s career from the 1930s through the early 1960s. This is a fantastic exhibition and if you live in the New York area you should definitely stop by and take a look. By the way, did you know Saarinen's father Eliel designed the Helsinki Central Railway Station (see photos below). Do you see any comparisons? If you'd like to learn more about Eero Saarinen click here!