Ergonomic in form, the Knoll Tulip Chair works equally well as a dining chair or an occasional chair, adapting superbly to any circumstance it is placed in. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956, the Tulip chair went on to win the MoMa design award in 1969, impressing with its simple yet futuristic lines and juxtaposition of fibreglass and upholstery. Now considered a design icon, the chair is fully upholstered in a choice of Knoll West fabric or Knoll Velvet. A fully upholstered armchair and a partly upholstered chair are also available within the Knoll Tulip collection.
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.