A MONUMENT OF FRIENDSHIP
Eero Saarinen designed the Embassy as a monument of friendship to symbolize the strong bond between the United States and Norway after the war.
01.EERO SAARINEN (1910 – 1961)
The Finnish-American architect and designer Eero Saarinen is well known for his Neo-Futuristic style. His most famous work is probably the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. In addition to a host of iconic buildings, Saarinen designed furniture classics such as the Tulip Chair and the Womb Chair. Today, many see him as one of the greatest architects of our time. Or in the words of TIME Magazine: ‘The man who made modernism sexy.’ The former U.S. Embassy building in Oslo is recognised as one of Saarinen’s greatest achievements.