Tulip Chair

Eero Saarinen
Knoll, U.S.A.

In his purist approach to architecture and interior design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution. To that end, he designed the 1956 Tulip chair in terms of its setting, rather than a particular shape. He said. “if the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the room....”. In Tulip, a single-legged chair made from fiberglass-reinforced resin, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity.

Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, the chair is available with complementary stools and tables.The Tulip chair is offered in arm and armless versions, fully upholstered or with just a seat pad, in a black, white, or platinum body.

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Tulip Chair