The Tulip Chair is one of a series of chairs, stools, and tables developed by Eero Saarinen within a five-year period. The characteristic feature of the series is that the supporting structure has been pared to a central supporting stem 'like a wineglass' in order to emphasize the uniformity of table and chair.

Eero Saarinen describes the Tulip Chair: 'The bases of tables and chairs in a typical furniture arrangement create an ugly, confusing, and restless world. I wanted to design a chair as an integrated whole once again. All important furniture of the past always had a holistic structure, from King Tut's chair to that of Thomas Chippendale. Today, we are parting ways with this holism with our predilection for plastic and laminated wood shells. I am looking forward to the point when the plastics industry will be capable of manufacturing the chair using just one material, the way I have designed it.'

Scale 1:6

Material: Lacquered polyurethane and aluminum, fabric

Code: 20251901
Price Range: R 2 906.00
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92 x 134 x 83 mm

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