In his Tulip Collection, in which the Knoll Tulip Chair - Black sits, Saarinen sought to eliminate the "slum of legs" that could be found below most chairs and tables at the time, and did so by placing seats and tabletops perched atop a pedestal. It was a revolutionary design, and one which has become synonymous with the era. This edition of the chair sees the fibreglass elements rendered in black, and the seat upholstered in premium Hopsak fabric, also in black. Pair it with a matching black Saarinen Tulip Dining Table for an impactful kitchen scene, or place alongside a contrasting table to give a flash of timeless style. You can learn more about the history and legacy of the Tulip Chair in our Journal entry.
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.