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Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates

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This rare original 1st-Generation production Tulip dining table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates retains the Early 320 Park Ave Knoll Associates "Bowtie" sticker found under the tabletop, dating this example around the late 1950s. Saarinen's Tulip design is one of the most knocked-off designs of the era - so we believe it is important to make sure you are purchasing an authentic original therefore our advice is to be wary of buying an unmarked piece. These labels also serve as a method to determine when the item was made - so a Knoll Associates or Knoll International label is of great importance - newer production Knoll items from Knoll Inc and Knoll Studios lack the collectibility and rarity of the earlier examples. These factors greatly affect the value, collectibility and desirability of the piece. Be the envy of your friends and acquaintances by introducing this early production original of a design Classic into your living room, dining room, kitchen, sunroom or as an office desk. This little beauty would also be great in a hospitality or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Measurements: 28" H x 42" Dia. Very good original vintage condition. Base shows signs of yellowing, we can restore upon request. One faint ring & one surface scratch. Please request additional photo of this area. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with age are evident.

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  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    Powder-CoatedMetal,Laminate
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good original vintage condition. Base shows signs of yellowing, we can restore upon request. One faint ring & one surface scratch. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with age are evident.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 28 in. x Dm 42 in.H 71.12 cm x Dm 106.68 cm
  • Diameter
    42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU133028642943
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About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.


     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.


     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

About the Seller

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This dealer is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples o...

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