1950 Saarinen for Knoll 48 inch Walnut Tulip Table

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Very nice 48 in. walnut top table. Very heavy iron base on the bottom.
Details
Creator
Eero Saarinen (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1950
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
wood veneer
Iron
Condition
Excellent. Complete redo of top and new paint on base..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
48 in. H
122 cm H
Diameter
28.50
Dealer Location
Hudson, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU9264785909

About Eero Saarinen (Designer)

Through his work as an architect and designer, Eero Saarinen was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best-known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport in New York (opened 1962), Dulles International Airport in Virginia (1962) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1965).

     Saarinen had a peerless modernist pedigree. His father, Eliel Saarinen, was an eminent Finnish architect who in 1932 became the first head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit. The school became synonymous with progressive design and decorative arts in the United States, and while studying there the younger Saarinen met and befriended several luminaries of mid-century modernism, among them Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames.

     At Cranbrook, Saarinen also met Florence Schust Knoll, who, as director of her husband Hans Knoll's eponymous furniture company, would put Saarinen’s best designs into production. These include the “Grasshopper” chair, designed in 1946 and so named because its angled bentwood frame resembles the insect; the “Tulip” chair (1958), a flower-shaped fiberglass shell mounted on a cast-aluminum pedestal; and the lushly contoured “Womb” lounge chair and ottoman (1948). In his furniture as in his architecture, the keynotes of Eero Saarinen’s designs are simplicity, strength and grace.

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Neven + Neven Moderne
618 Warren St.
Hudson NY 12534
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