Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957, the Tulip Round Dining Table is a true Design Classic with a modern and timeless appearance. Ideal for use at home as well as commercial settings.
The edge of the table has a beautiful bevelled edge and the heavy base adds to the feeling of luxury. The marble version has a transparent polyester coating to give protection from stains, and you have a choice of either the original gloss or a satin finish. As it is a true original the Knoll logo is located on the underside of the base with a Knoll Studio nameplate and the signature of the designer.
Materials: Moulded Cast Iron Base, finished in White Paint protected by Rilsan. Top bevel-edged satin smooth laminate, veneer or marble. Marble finished in either a glossy or satin matt finish.
Dimensions: 244cm Wide x 137cm Depth x 73cm High (Marble) or 74cm (Laminate or Wood)
Eero Saarinen was born to famous parents from the design world, architect Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen. It came as no surprise that Eero was helping his father design furniture and fixtures for the Cranbrook campus by the time he was in his teens. In 1929 Eero left for Paris where he studied sculpture before enrolling in the Yale architecture program the following year. In 1934, he returned to Michigan to teach at Cranbrook, work on furniture designs, and practice architecture with his father. It was at Cranbrook that Saarinen met Charles Eames. The two young men, both committed to the exploration of potential new materials and processes, quickly became great friends, pushing each other creatively while collaborating on several projects. His most iconic design is the Knoll Tulip Table, a true Design Classic.