Eero Saarinen wanted to organise things with his Tulip collection. He wanted to organise the “ugly, disturbing, nervous world.” under tables and chairs: The tanlge of legs has 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 one leg.
Starting with the famous Tulip Chair, named after the emblematic flower we all know, the matching table 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 from Knoll is also available in other heights and with other diameters upon request. We will also gladly advise you for on your customised Tulip dining table.
- Characteristics: Eero Saarinen’s Pedestal Collection includes dining, couch, side, and outdoor tables. The Knoll logo is printed under the foot. There is also a tag with the KnollStudio logo and the signature of Eero Saarinen on the base of the table top, where the table top meets the leg.
- Construction: Table tops are available in satin laminate, in different wooden veneers,and diverse marble editions. Coated table tops with transparent polyester lacquer for an easy removal of stains and dirt. 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 table is available in white laminate, coated marble in different colours, and different veneers. The leg is available in black, white, or platinum.