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Tulip Side Table by Eero Saarinen

$2,200Asking Price

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Iconic Eero Saarinen tulip side table in walnut for Knoll. This petite version of the large Saarinen Tulip dining table echoes the organic, drop of liquid form. Despite the size, this side table maintains it's center of gravity; substantial weight ensures no loss of balance. Gleaming polished and restored walnut top has a wide, tapered edge which sits on the off-white curved base with nice patina to original finish. Two available priced individually, USA, 1970s. Measures: 20” diameter x 20.5” high.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Eero Saarinen (Designer)
  • Design
    Saarinen Pedestal TableSaarinen Pedestal Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: OAM00851stDibs: LU954118489172

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    $270 Front Door Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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 (1956), 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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