Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen, Knoll

Tulip Chair


Saarinen realised his ideal of formal unity in his Tulip collection which includes a dining, coffee, side table and chairs.

Classically trained as a sculptor and architect Saarinen's Tulip chair and tables have become some of the most iconic pieces of mid century furniture adored for being both functional and sculptural at the same time.
The Tulip chair is available in both armed and unarmed version, with the choice of a fixed or swivel base. A matching stool is also available.

*We only sell authentic editions by Knoll, the only authorised manufacturer.


Materials Shell is molded fiberglass with a reinforced, plastic bonded finish. The base is constructed from cast aluminium strap polished and coated in tough, abrasion-resistant Rilsan in White, Black or Platinum finish. (Prices shown below are for the white base).
Upholstered foam cushion is removable, with zippered cover and Velcro fastening. Cushions are available in a wide range of KnollTextiles or Spinneybeck leather.
(Prices shown are for Knoll Felt or Hopsack (Group c fabrics)). *Please call for the full range of fabrics and colours.

Height 81 × Width 49cm × Depth 53cm (Seat Height 49cm)



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Knoll celebrates 75 years of iconic design for the home and office.

Since 1938, Knoll has been recognised internationally for creating furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure.

Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it.

Founders, Hans and Florence Knoll, embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to create new types of furniture and environments for the workplace. Their approach, where craftsmanship joined with technology through the use of design shapes Knolls’ values today.

The Knoll portfolio includes a host of the great pioneering modernist designers including Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Warren Platner alongside works from Richard Schultz, Frank Gehry, Jens Risom, Piero Lissoni, and Alexander Girard.

This tradition continues with more recent partnerships with many bold contemporary designers such as Marc Krusin, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, and David Adjaye.

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