The Space Age Designs That Inspired Star Trek — and Corporate America

Architect Eero Saarinen futurist designs highlight industrial innovation and evoke a sense of sleek confidence. It's the reason his buildings housed captains of American industry, and why his designs found their way aboard the original Enterprise. » 11/12/09 8:30am 11/12/09 8:30am

The Architect Who Inspired J.J. Abrams' Star Trek

When asked designer Scott Chambliss what influences he and director J.J. Abrams lifted from for the new Star Trek, he listed only one name: Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen. And it's easy to see why: Saarinen's creations define space awesomeness. » 9/30/09 6:40am 9/30/09 6:40am