A design classic made in 1956 by Eero Saarinen.
Material / Features:
- Stool with shell in white or black
- Base in aluminium white and black
- Seat covered with leather, pony or Linen mixed
width 40 cm, height 45 cm
The Tulip Chair (Tulip chair) was designed in 1955 and 1956 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in New York City.
It was designed primarily for the "Complementary Dining Table" to supplement chairs. The chair has the smooth lines of modernism and was experimental with materials for its time. Today he is considered a classic of industrial design.
A great use the Tulip Chair got in Science Fiction series, such as in the TV series Star Trek (1966-1969).
(1910 -1961) was a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer of the 20th Century.
Eliel Saarinen's father Gottlieb Saarinen was a famous architect in Finland. In 1923 the family emigrated to the United States.
From 1929 to 1930 Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris before majoring in architecture at Yale University. He then worked in the architectural office of his father and was made partner in 1941. Together with Charles Eames, he took part in a competition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where several of his designs, including the Organic Char won.
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