The purist designed Tulip Chair reminds us of a tulip as its name reveals, combined with classic Scandinavian design. The background of the design of the Tulip Chair is described by Eero Saarinen as follows: “I wanted to clean up the confusing feet mixture. I wanted to make a unity out of a chair again.” This made the four-foot chair as one knows it, a one-foot chair.
The seat of the Tulip Chair is made out of plastic and reinforced with fibreglass. It sits on a trumpet-shaped base which is made out of weightless metal and has a Rilsan-surface coating.
There are tailor made seat cushions of the Tulip Chair for more comfort , these are also offered by Knoll. The coatings are available in white, red and black and equipped with zip closures as well as with a Velcro closure.