Apr 192012
 

Archi­tect Eero Saari­nen, cre­ator of the Tulip Chair and Table , stud­ied sculp­ture at Académie de la Grande Chau­mière in Paris, before emi­grat­ing to the U.S. to study archi­tec­ture. His artis­tic back­ground pro­vided him with a unique sen­si­tiv­ity to form in his build­ings and fur­ni­ture designs, striv­ing for “con­sis­tency and relat­ed­ness of all parts.” In 1956, Saari­nen set out to design a fur­ni­ture col­lec­tion that would “clear the slum of legs in the U.S. home.” With this goal, he was able to func­tion­ally achieve a sim­ple one-legged struc­ture while apply­ing his own expres­sive sculp­tural sen­si­bil­i­ties to the form. The now-timeless Pedestal Col­lec­tion for Knoll included a chair, arm­chair, din­ing table, cof­fee table, side table and stool.

The Tulip Chair and Table have become design clas­sics that have endured through the decades, and it is excit­ing me to see them used in a mul­ti­tude of set­tings and styles to this day.

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Miguel da Cunha via Nuevo Estilo

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