Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957, the Tulip Oval Side 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
Dimensions: 57cm Length x 38cm Wide x 51cm High (Marble) or 52cm (Laminate or Wood)
Delivery Time: Around 8 weeks
Designed in 1957
Description of Marble Finishes -
Arabescato: White marble with grey veining.
Statuarietto: White marble with deep grey/black veining in an intricate pattern
Nero Marquina: Black marble with white and grey random veins
Calacatta: White ivory marble with veins varying from yellow to green with hints of red/brown.
Rosso Rubino: Rich red with hues that can vary from violet to green with white and green veins
Brown Emperador: Brown marble with random light brown and/or white veigning
Verde Alpi: Green marble with hues varying in tone and intensity.
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.