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Set of Four "Tulip" Chairs, designed ca. 1956 by Eero Saarinen (Finnish/American, 1910-1961), manufactured by Knoll International, two sidechairs and two armchairs, Model 151

Set of Four "Tulip" Chairs, designed ca. 1956 by Eero Saarinen (Finnish/American, 1910-1961), manufactured by Knoll International, two sidechairs and two armchairs, Model 151

Product Description:

Composed of ConMolded Fiberglas, white enameled cast aluminum, and cushions with red vinyl covering, each bearing a label from Knoll, each chair swivels

Dimensions:

Armchair: Width 26 in. x Depth 23.25 in. x Height 32 in.

Seat Height 18 in., Arm Height 25.37 in.

Sidechair: Width 20 in. x Depth 21.25 in. x Height 32 in.
Seat height 18.25 in.

Condition:

Chips to the paint on the bases, the Fiberglas stained and yellowed, come rust, discoloration, soiling, and surface scratches, cushions not original. Possible fine stress cracks. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

Provenance:

Private collection

About The Artist:

Eero Saarinen designed the one-legged 'Tulip' chair to solve the 'problem' of spatial clutter from chair legs. He told Time Magazine in 1956 that its streamlined base was meant to "clear up the slum of legs in the U.S. home."

The form for the base of these chairs and the 'Pedestal' table he designed to accompany them was inspired by a streamlined drop of high-viscosity liquid, and meant to further Eero Saarinen's design concept of "one piece, one material." But, while the elegant Tulip chair looks as if it is made of all one material, the sculptural fiberglass shell seat is actually supported on an aluminum stem with a fused plastic finish.

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SKU: 01tj0000002oCkSAAU

 
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Set of Four "Tulip" Chairs, designed ca. 1956 by Eero Saarinen (Finnish/American, 1910-1961), manufactured by Knoll International, two sidechairs and two armchairs, Model 151

Listed price: $1,400.00
 

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