The Tulip base: a surprising and timeless design
Eero Saarinen: the master of futuristic functionalism
In 1956, Eero Saarinen submits to the KNOLL publishing house
a new chair model that will shake up all design codes: the Tulip Chair. Until then, chairs had been made of wood, but Saarinen decided to innovate by using new materials such as fibreglass and by proposing a functional design. His vision of the useful and design chair is simple: to free up space by transforming four legs into one.
The Tulip chair: an accomplished piece of innovation!
While the Tulip chair is functional, it also has a well thought-out aesthetic and comfort. Eero Saarinen decided to add a fabric-covered foam cushion to the seat, attached to the base with a Velcro strap. Several fabric colours such as red, blue and orange are available to match our furniture.
A table on a leg: the Tulip table
Initially designed for chairs, this type of furniture was later developed for tables. Created thanks to the fusion of innovative materials, the Tulip table rests on a single leg allowing to highlight its imposing top declined in different materials (laminate, marble, wood, granite) and shapes (oval or round).
A futuristic style that makes our interiors vibrate
Timeless because it is resolutely contemporary, the Tulip base is available in several sizes and colours to express itself in a surprising way in our interiors by marrying with different decorative styles.