Tulip Table by Eero Saarinen

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This iconic dining table is in perfect condition. It is the 42" diameter model which seats four. White Carrara marble is in perfection condition. The table was manufactured in Europe by Knoll International Europe and has been imported to the US. Table is in our showroom in the 1stDibs Gallery, in NYC.
Details
Creator
Eero Saarinen (Designer), 
Knoll International (Manufacturer)
In the Style Of
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1960
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Aluminum
Carrara Marble
Condition
Good
Dimensions
28.5 in. H
72 cm H
Diameter
42
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU79497409013

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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