Eero Saarinen wanted to organise things with his Tulip collection. He wanted to organise the ”ugly, disturbing, nervous world,” under tables and chairs: The mix of legs had always disturbed the Finnish architect and designer. Five years of experimenting and modelling were necessary for Saarinen, until he found the final form of his Pedestal Collection, including furniture with just one leg.
Starting with the famous Tulip Chair, named after the emblematic flower we all know, the table suiting them is also known as “Tulip” today, since the collection of one-leg-pieces belongs together. The Saarinen Tulip table of 1956 is a master example for timelessness with sculptural and organic shapes, presented in numerous museums, hotels, and galleries all over the world.
Knoll produces the Saarinen Tulip table with a frame of cast aluminium with Rilsan coating. The table top is made of laminate, available in different wood veneers and diverse marble editions.
The Tulip table by Knoll is also available in other heights and with other diameters on demand. We will also gladly advise you regarding your personalised Tulip dining table.
- Characteristics: Eero Saarinen’s Pedestal Collection includes dining, couch, side, and outdoor tables. The Knoll logo is located under the legs. There is also a tag with the KnollStudio logo and the signature of Eero Saarinen on the base of the table top, where the tip meets the leg.
- Construction: Table tops are available in satin-plated laminate, in different wooden veneers, and diverse marble editions. Coated table tops with transparent polyester lacquer for an easy removal of dirt and stains. Leg made from cast aluminium. Black and white legs are protected with Rilsan. The platinum colour legs have a polyurethane coating with transparent finish.
- Surface: The tables are available in white laminate and coated marble in different colours and different veneers. The leg is available in black, white, or platinum.