Inspired by Saarinen

Tulip Chair


Saarinen Tulip Chair ES226 Zoom

Inspired by Saarinen

Tulip Chair

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100% Made in Italy. Base in white or black lacquered cast aluminium. Fiberglass shell. Seat cushion padded with polyurethane foam and fastened on seat with velcro tape. Fabric or leather upholstery.
The “Tulip chair” is the first model of the famous “Pedestal Series”, the group of chairs and tables with a single leg, created by Saarinen beginning from 1956. This represents the peak of the work in the field of “organic design”, that Saarinen developed with Eames in the early 1940s. In his intent, the chair could be made of a single material, the plastic. The industry in the 1950s was not able to successfully carry out his idea, so it required the production of a base in aluminium fusion. Base in cast aluminium. Fiberglass shell. Cushion fixed by velcro, padded with polyurethane foam with fabric or leather upholstery

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Dimensions W50 D56 H83 HS48 cm
Inspired by Saarinen
Line Chairs
Model Chair
Structure Schema ES226
E. Saarinen


E. Saarinen


Whatever you build, remember to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground.

Finnish architect and designer, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and then architecture at Yale. He was awarded a scholarship, which enabled him to return to Europe for few years. When he went back to America, he joined the architecture practice of his father Eliel – a figure of great importance in the European Art Nouveau movement – contributing to major projects. During this period, he met Charles and Ray Eames.

Together, they created highly innovative furniture, which earned them a host of prizes during the early 1940s. They also worked on the “organic furniture”, furniture in a unified form and in a single material. Among his most renowned works as an architect, there are the CBS skyscraper in New York, the Dulles Airport in Washington D.C., and the TWA terminal, Kennedy Airport and Lincoln Center in New York city.