Eero Saarinen wanted to organize things with his Tulip collection. He wanted to organize the ”ugly, disturbing, nervous world”, which was under tables and chairs: The mix 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 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 Outdoor table with a frame of cast aluminium with Rilsan coating and a table top out of acrylic stone, which is a mixture of aluminium, acrylic resin and natural pigments. The aluminium reinforces the table, while plastic makes it easy to clean it, it makes it water resistant and colourful, These qualities transform the Saarinen Outdoor table into the perfect table for terraces, balconies or gardens.
The Tulip table from Knoll with a diameter of 120 cm is suitable for four people. It is also available with a diameter of 107 cm as well as oval version.
- Characteristics: Eero Saarinen’s Pedestal Collection includes dining, couch, side and outdoor tables. The Knoll logo is 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 of the indoor version 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 traces. Leg out of cast aluminium. Black and white legs are protected with Rilsan. The platinum colour legs have a polyurethane coating with transparent finish.
- Surface: The table are available in white laminate, coated marble in different colours and different veneers. The leg is available in black, white or platinum.