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The Saarinen side table, also known as Tulip side table, is part of the famous Saarinen collection designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1956. The oval table is available in two sizes with different heights, and there is also a round version listed separately. The son of architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale. He collaborated on several projects in furniture design with his friend, Cranbrook student Charles Eames, and opened his own architectural practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michegan in 1950.
Saarinen designed the Tulip table and chair collection for Knoll in 1956.
The undercarriage of chairs and tables in a typical interior makes an ugly, confusing, unrestful world. I wanted to clear up the slum of legs. I wanted to make the chair all one thing again. Eero Saarinen
The cast aluminium base is coated in Rilsan, a thick coating made from the castor oil plant which is ten times more resistant to scratching than paint.
Marble tops are polyester coated to eliminate staining.
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