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Saarinen Knoll Dining Table

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Saarinen was born in Helsinki in 1910 to a family of artists. His father Eliel, who introduced him to art, was also an important architect and director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His mother was also an artist who worked in textile art.

Period 1970Height 28,34 inDiametro 55,11 in Categories , Tags , ,


With such a family, his destiny seemed almost pre-determined… so much so that it seems that when he was a boy he even helped his dad in the interior design for the Cranbrook campus in Michigan. At the dawn of the roaring Art Deco years in Paris, Saarinen delved deeply into sculpture and he studied architecture at Yale the next year. In 1934, he returned to the United States as a teacher, where he began a brilliant career that led him to design genuine icons of our times, such as this table.

The town of Cranbrook was clearly in his fate because it is here that he met another major player in modern design, Charles Eames.

It is fair to say that their friendship / collaboration / partnership shook up the whole design world and its effects are still felt to this day. They shared a common desire to experiment both in production processes and the use of materials. Where did this get them? In 1940, the MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, awarded them the prestigious Organic Design Award in Home Furnishings for the creation of a series of plywood chairs of irresistible forms.

Beautiful table designed by the famous Finnish architect Eero Saarinen.
The ultra-elegant base is made of white glossy lacquered die-cast aluminum, named Tulip for the unmistakable shape of its base.
The material under the top is white lacquered MDF wood and the top is ice white opaline plate-glass.

70’s Mid Century Authentic Knoll Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table

Technical Details

Materials aluminum, opaline glassPeriod 1970Conditions perfect condition
Height 28,34 inDiametro 55,11 in

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