Original Vintage Marble Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table for Knoll Int, 1970s For Sale
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Original Vintage Marble Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table for Knoll Int, 1970s


Original vintage marble Eero Saarinen tulip dining table for Knoll International, 1970s. This is an authentic and fully original dining table from Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. It has the beautiful marble top with polyester coating and bevelled edges as it should be. The diameter of the marble top is 107 cm / 42,5 inch. Top is in good condition with normal user marks. Some light scratched and wear to the polyester coating and aluminium base consistent with age and use. When looking inside the foot, you see will the famous single threaded end that attaches the base to the top. This is the original way Saarinen designed this tulip table. Many look-a-likes and unofficial tables do not have this clever construction. We dated this table approximately from the 1970s. In this period Knoll was using the stamp at the base. Newer editions have a attached plate with the Knoll logo. This one has the original stamp at the base. Eero Saarinen is one of the most iconic and recognized designers from the mid-century. He was a Finnish-American architect famous for designing the Washington Dulles International Airport and is now considered one of the greatest of American 20th-century architecture. It was around 1938 he met Charles Eames who he became close friends with. Together they designed a collection of moulded plywood chairs for the 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition, sponsored by the MoMa. Their collection received prizes in many categories. In the same period Saarinen met Florence Knoll. When Knoll was starting his company, it was a obvious choice for Eero Saarinen to join him. It was at Knoll where Saarinen designed many of his most famous and classic design pieces. Items like the “Grasshopper” lounge chair, “Tulip” dining chair and table, the “Tulip” side and coffee table and the “Womb” sofa are well known design classics nowadays.    


  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28.15 in. x Dm 42.13 in.H 71.5 cm x Dm 107 cm
  • Diameter
    42.13 in. (107 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
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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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