The Iconic Saarinen Tulip Side Chair designed by Eero Saarinen, 1957. White shell, swivel version with blue fabric. Authentic Knoll chair brand new.
Listed price for each chair. Dimensions: 68cm W x 59cm D x 81cm H with seat height of 48cm.
Details: The KnollStudio logo and the signature of Eero Saarinen are located on the underside of the base. CONSTRUCTION: Base consists of cast aluminium with Rilsan coated finish. The shell is moulded fibreglass reinforced plastic bonded finish.The chair is boxed should you wish to arrange courier collection. With the Pedestal Collection, Eero Saarinen vowed to eliminate the "slum of legs" found under chairs and tables with four legs. He worked first with hundreds of drawings, which were followed by ¼ scale models. Since the compelling idea was to design chairs that looked good in a room, the model furniture was set up in a scaled model room the size of a doll house. Drawing on his early training as a sculptor, Saarinen refined his design through full scale models, endlessly modifying the shape with clay.
What interests me is when and where to use these structural plastic shapes. Probing even more deeply into different possibilities one finds many different shapes are equally logicalsome ugly, some exciting, some earthbound, some soaring. The choices really become a sculptors choice. Saarinen was assisted by Don Petitt, of Knolls Design Development Group, who introduced several ingenious methods of model making.Together with a Knoll design research team, they worked out the problems arising in production. Full scale models became furniture and, with family and friends acting as guinea pigs, the furniture was tested in the dining room and living room of the Saarinen house in Bloomfield Hills. The item "Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair fully upholstered blue fabric" is in sale since Sunday, September 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Chairs". The seller is "me96smh" and is located in Luton. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.