Shop: Saarinen Tulip Chair

Tulip Collection

Eero Saarinen may be most remembered for his dramatic airport terminals, TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. It is his furniture, however, that we at Queerty are most fond of.

The Tulip collection for Knoll, designed between 1955 and 1957, is still in production today. Initially conceived to eliminate the “slum of legs” of interior designs, the collection retains its sculptural simplicity in the shape a pedestal. The chairs, typically white, are either armchairs or side chairs. The tables are most dramatic in white marble.

Ranging in price from $700-$1000 for each chair and nearly $3000 for the marble topped table, we know the Tulip chairs and tables are not in most people’s price range. But there is hope for the penny-pinching, design-savvy queen. Check Ebay often for great deals. And if still out of your range try the German company Vitra’s miniature version. It is a fraction of the cost and the size.