Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' Dining Table with Carrara Marble Top


Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 'Tulip' dining table, Carrara marble, metal, United States, 1950s/1960s

This iconic pedestal table from the Tulip collection is designed by Eero Saarinen in the 1950s and it took him five years to arrive at this exact design. The base resembles a tulip flower or a stemmed wineglass. The table is designed to create peaceful interiors in which the base of the furnishings did not obstruct viewing lines. This table features a Carrara marble tabletop characterized by expressive grey veins.

Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans' father, Walter Knoll was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was a Finnish-American architect who helped to shape the American postwar architecture of progression and optimism. Saarinen designed several airports and worked for large coorporate clients such as IBM and General Motors. This meant that the identity of Saarinen's architecture went hand in hand with the identity of these companies. His design was also used in many companies and homes and thus helped to shape the aesthetic landscape of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.

Kindly take note that this item is in good, used condition with visible signs of age and use, including wear to the lacquer and surface scratches. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Eero Saarinen (Designer) Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s/1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.15 in. Diameter 53.75 in.
  • dimensions Height 71.5 cm Diameter 136.5 cm
  • material Marble Metal
  • origin United States
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45004389