This is our replica Eero Saarinen tulip stool. In his purist approach to design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought out the essential idea, and then reduced it to the most effective structural solution. He designed the 1956 Tulip collection in terms of its setting, rather than a particular shape. "In any design problem, one should seek the solution in terms of the next largest thing." he said. "If the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the room..." In Tulip, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: "Every significant piece of furniture has a holistic structure." Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, the Tulip is Saarinen's genius solution to clearing up the "slum of legs" that populates the under-carriage of most dining sets.
Features at a Glance:
Design Year: 1957
- Base made of cast aluminum in a durable coated finish
- Cushion in your choice of fabric from a wide selection of textiles and leathers
H18" x 15.5" Diameter