Lavish yet simple, Saarinen's masterpiece of modernism remains the standard by which all other dining tables are measured, with this configuration of his miraculous design suitable for outdoor use. A perennial favourite of connoisseurs of interiors and fine design, the Tulip is now the perfect platform for outdoor dining, with the generous oval-shaped table top allowing for a large number of guests to congregate collectively around it, for dining or collective entertaining. The lower section of the table is derived of heavy cast aluminium, with a layer of Rilsan helping to protect it from the elements, while the table top is of an acrylic stone. Part of the Tulip family of goods.
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.