Knoll Tulip side table 51 cm, white laminate
Knoll Tulip side table 51 cm, white laminate
Knoll Tulip side table 51 cm, white laminate

Tulip side table 51 cm, white laminate

Knoll

1,060.20€ 1,178.00€

Knoll
Tulip side table 51 cm
1,060.20€ 1,178.00€


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Description

The Tulip table by Eero Saarinen is one if the most well-known pieces of Finnish design. With a name inspired by the table’s one-legged structure that resembles a flower and completed with a round, laminated table top, Tulip is not only a side table but also an eye-catching design icon.

Saarinen designed the Tulip table in 1957 for the American furniture manufacturer Knoll. The table is part of Saarinen’s Pedestal collection that consists of single-legged furniture created as a protest to the ”ugly, confusing, unrestful world” of traditional furniture legs. The iconic collection exudes an air of mid-century modernism that, to this day, feels fresh and original.

Colour
White
Height
52 cm
Diameter
51 cm
Table top material
Bevel-edged satin smooth laminate
Base material
Heavy moulded cast aluminium protected with Rilsan
Weight
10 kg

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was a Finnish-American architect and designer whose neo-futuristic designs earned him a place among the most significant names of modern American architecture. Saarinen became famous in 1940 when he and Charles Eames won the design competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings arranged by MoMA New York. As a designer, his best-known pieces include the Womb chair and the Tulip furniture, both designed for Knoll, and as an architect, he created significant American landmarks including the Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the TWA Flight Center in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

A child of the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen, Eero Saarinen migrated from Finland to Michigan’s Bloomfield Hills with his family at the age of 13. Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris, architecture at Yale University and design at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he became friends with Charles Eames and Florence Knoll. Eero and his father Eliel both worked as teachers at Cranbook, and together with Robert Swansen, they established the architectural office Saarinen, Swansen and Associates. In 1950, Saarinen founded his own office in Bloomfield Hills where he worked until his death in 1961.

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    Tallinn, Estonia

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    An iconic piece of Finnish design - timeless single pedestal base, providing a sleek uncluttered look that complements a wide range of interior styles. Overall the Tulip coffee table is a celebrated example of modern design and functionality.

    49 days ago

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