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Vitra - Miniature Saarinen Tulip Chair

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The Tulip Chair is one of a series of chairs, stools, and tables developed by Eero Saarinen within a five-year period. The characteristic feature of the series is that the supporting structure has been pared to a central supporting stem »like a wineglass« in order to emphasise the uniformity of table and chair.

Eero Saarinen describes the Tulip Chair: »The bases of tables and chairs in a typical furniture arrangement create an ugly, confusing, and restless world. I wanted to design a chair as an integrated whole once again. All important furniture of the past always had a holistic structure, from King Tut's chair to that of Thomas Chippendale. Today, we are parting ways with this holism with our predilection for plastic and laminated wood shells. I am looking forward to the point when the plastics industry will be capable of manufacturing the chair using just one material, the way I have designed it.«

The original of the Saarinen Tulip Chair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956 and it is produced as 1:1 model by the Knoll Associates Inc., New York/USA since 1956.

The here offered miniature by Vitra (scale 1:6) consists of lacquered polyurethane, aluminium and fabrics.



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Item no. 119131
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Details scale: 1:6
  • Aluminium
  • Polyurethane (PUR)
Colour White
Dimensions Height: 13.4 cm, Depth: 9.2 cm, Length: 8.3 cm
Weight 128 g (without packaging)
EAN 4055737012020
Design Eero Saarinen