2010 Designer Furniture World Cup: USA 1-Finland 0

There is a very familiar flair to Group D and this opening encounter pitted three old friends against each other; Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames.
The three have been close friends since the start of their careers and the common influences and experiences were clearly visible in many of their early approaches.
The longer the contest ran however the more the differences appeared and the more each side could set their individual tone and make use if their individual strengths. For all Charles and Ray Eames became increasingly adventurous in their use of materials; principally moving away from fibreglass and plywood chairs into wire and full upholstery.
This was to prove their decisive advantage: and a beautifully worked Eames Lounge Chair setting up the 1:0 and the ultimate victory.

The Group D table and all Group D results can be found here.