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Mirroring the uncomplicated shape and classic design of Saarinen’s oval Tulip Table base, this interpretation oval dining table base provides all the beauty and function of its iconic counterpart. In the late 1950s, designer and architect Eero Saarinen set out to solve a specific design problem when creating this hallmark table design, “The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world. I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.” The result—his simple yet elegant “legless” pedestal base— a must-have piece revered by modern design lovers the world over.
If you’re inspired to create a Saarinen style tulip table of your own design and only need the base to go with an existing or custom oval table top, here is your solution. The base comes with four pre-drilled holes, so you may attach it to almost any kind of custom material or size top. Place an oval marble top on the base for a classic choice or contrast a white lacquered top with the platinum base for a luxe look. Due to their weight we do not recommend the base be used for any top larger than 78” long.
With Saarinen’s mission in mind, we created our interpretation table base to reflect the authentic-quality and expert craftsmanship inherent in the original design. It features the same legless design with slender pedestal base ideal for supporting a classic oval shape table top.
While the original’s price far exceeds many modern design enthusiast’s budgets, our interpretation of the Tulip Table base has all the classic features and premium craftsmanship as the original at a much more manageable price point. Among other interpretations, the materials and expertise used to create our products are top quality. This allows enjoyment and ownership of a classic modern piece without sacrificing quality for attainability.
Versatile color options allow the table base to meld with many decors. The base’s white color option provides a crisp clean look ideal for light and airy dining and work spaces. While the base in black offers a dramatic look in moody surroundings such as the formal dining room or upscale meeting room. For a bit of glamour go with the base in platinum or silver.
With his positive, forward-thinking outlook famed architect and modernist Eero Saarinen created iconic furniture designs to solve everyday problems during his highly lauded career from the early 1930s through early 60s. He sought to elevate one’s existence through architecture and design with great award-winning success. Along with his acclaimed Tulip Table, Saarinen created many instantly-recognizable furniture designs from the Womb Chair to the Saarinen Executive Chair collection.
To clean, avoid use of harsh acidic or abrasive cleaning solutions. Use damp soapy sponge for general clean up of top and base.
32"l x 19"w x 27.5"h