Chair, ‘Tulip’, fibreglass / aluminium / wool / rubber, designed by Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates, New York, USA, 1956 / c. 1960

Made in United States, North and Central America, 1956-1960.

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) ranks as one of the great designers of the 20th century. Born in Finland in 1910 to architect Eliel Saarinen, he emigrated to the US with his parents in 1923 and studied architecture at Yale, graduating in 1934. After travels in Europe, a period as a teacher at the renowned Cranbrook Academy, Detroit, and practice with his father, Saarinen established his own practice in 1950. Saarinen is best known for a number of innovative buildings designed during the 1950s, most no...

Summary

Object No.

2004/117/1

Physical Description

Chair, 'Tulip', fibreglass / aluminium / wool / rubber, designed by Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates, New York, USA, 1956 / c. 1960

Armchair from Saarinen's 'Pedestal' series, the white fibreglass seat, back and arms moulded in one piece and with a lift-out blue wool-upholstered, latex rubber cushion; the seat resting on a white-painted, cast aluminium flared pedestal base.

Marks

Company label affixed to seat beneath cushion: 'Knoll Associates / 575 Madison Ave, NY'

Production

Made

1956-1960

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Krythia Reid, 2004

Acquisition Date

28 July 2004

Cite this Object

Harvard

Chair, 'Tulip', fibreglass / aluminium / wool / rubber, designed by Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates, New York, USA, 1956 / c. 1960 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 August 2018, <https://ma.as/345807>

Wikipedia

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