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Eero Saarinen table with chairs

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Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Dimensions
Diam. 47.24 in;
Diam. 120 cm;
Condition Good. good
Description Lovely designer set of the designer Eero Saarinen / FINNISH, 1910-1961
The keynotes of Eero Saarinen’s designs are simplicity, strength and grace.

Tulip table with 4 chairs and its footstool in their original material from the 1970s
For your consideration is a striking example of Mid-Century Modern design, an Eero Saarinen for Knoll tulip table
The table has a diameter of 120cm

And 4 chairs with the Ottoman
With his iconic Tulip collection, architect and designer Eero Saarinen (1910–61) vowed to “clear up the slum of legs,” as he described the visual clutter resulting from traditional furniture frames in a 1956 TIME magazine cover story.

Central to this endeavor is the Pedestal table, whose round top on a slender, graceful pedestal would become a near ubiquitous — and oft-imitated — form. The Tulip armchair and the Tulip armless chair continue this streamlining in Saarinen’s modern, space-age aesthetic.

With its simplified silhouette and fiberglass body, the armless chair is at once elegant and industrial, a feat that Saarinen continually mastered in works ranging from furniture to architecture.


Through his work as an architect and designer, Eero Saarinen was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best-known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport in New York (opened 1962), Dulles International Airport in Virginia (1962) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1965).
Styles / Movements Industrial, Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 484858
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