The Saarinen Tulip Tables and Chairs all share the advantage of their pedestal base, which gives the range its trademark silhouette. As opposed to traditional 4-legged tables the Tulip allows for more freedom of movement, with the form removing that which Saarinen referred to as the “unrestful world” beneath. In it's place stands a slim, elegant column. The base is available in white or black and you can choose from a range of sophisticated and unique natural solid marbles for the top. Each table ships with a forty page booklet that delves into the history and legacy of Saarinen's table, and you can also read more about this design icon on our Journal.
Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was incredibly influential in shaping the postwar American modern design movement. Born in Finland Eero Saarinen was the son of architect Eliel Saarinen, one of the founders of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.