The Tulip Round Side Table brings luxury and elegance to dining rooms. Its impressive aesthetics are characterised by its unique one-legged base, which provides stable function as well as distinctive form. The oval top is cut from high quality white marble, which is distinguished by its natural grey shadows. The signature stem base is made from aluminium and painted gloss white. This table's clean, minimalist style can be mixed to great effect with chairs made from contrasting colours and materials, or pair it with Saarinen's matching Tulip Chairs for a bold, vintage look.
Saarinen designed his Tulip series in the mid 1950s to address what he called 'the slum of legs' under tables. He felt everything was too cluttered with the traditional four legs per chair, four for the table plus those belonging to the seated people. So he came up with an innovative pedestal base, which is said to have been inspired by a drop of high-viscosity liquid. This unique design not only gives the furniture a distinctive aesthetic but it also creates much more room to stretch out.
1910 (Finland) -1961 (United States)
A Finnish American architect and industrial designer, Eero Saarinen took a sculptural approach to furniture design. He was a perfectionist who was obsessed with getting the perfect curve or line, often building hundreds of models to ensure he got it right. His attention to detail paid off. His work is now iconic and includes design classics such as the Tulip Armchair, the Tulip Table and the Womb Chair.
"Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan."
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