Tulip Oval Table Carrara Marble + 4 Tulip Chair Red

Tulip Oval Table Carrara Marble + 4 Tulip Chair Red

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Regular Price: £6,935.52

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Description

100% Made in Italy. Pedestal in white lacquered cast aluminium. Top in bevel-edged available in White Carrara marble. Without anti stain treatment.

100% Made in Italy. Base in white lacquered cast aluminium. Fiberglass shell. Seat cushion padded with polyurethane foam and fastened on seat with velcro tape. Red leather upholstery.
History
The “Pedestal Series” – the famous group of chairs and tables with a single leg made by Saarinen beginning in 1956 – met two needs: on one hand, they eliminated the “chaos” of chair and table legs inside the living space, bringing formal order. On the other hand, they gave the product a formal and constructive unity, honoring the principles of “organic design”: one form, one piece, one material (plastic). Saarinen was forced to give up this last principle: plastic could not hold great weights; therefore it was necessary to make the pedestal from an aluminium cast. However, he worked in prospect of a time in which production techniques would make his original idea possible. To give the forniture that fundamental constructive unity: “one piece, one material”. The “Tulip chair” is the first model of the famous “Pedestal Series”, the group of chairs and tables with a single leg, created by Saarinen beginning from 1956. This represents the peak of the work in the field of “organic design”, that Saarinen developed with Eames in the early 1940s. In his intent, the chair could be made of a single material, the plastic. The industry in the 1950s was not able to successfully carry out his idea, so it required the production of a base in aluminium fusion. Base in cast aluminium. Fiberglass shell. Cushion fixed by velcro, padded with polyurethane foam with fabric or leather upholstery

Additional Info

SKU ES225BC_ES226LR
Structure
Garanzia

10 YEAR WARRANTY

  • LEATHER QUALITY: 0,8 - 1 mm thick, natural grain
  • CHROMAGE TOP: high thicknesschrome manual brushing and metal
  • MANUFACTURED BY CRAFTSMEN
  • UNIQUE STRUCTURE AND SPECIAL WELDING
E. Saarinen

Saarinen

E. Saarinen

(1910-1961)

Whatever you build, remember to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground.

Finnish architect and designer, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and then architecture at Yale. He was awarded a scholarship, which enabled him to return to Europe for few years. When he went back to America, he joined the architecture practice of his father Eliel – a figure of great importance in the European Art Nouveau movement – contributing to major projects. During this period, he met Charles and Ray Eames.

Together, they created highly innovative furniture, which earned them a host of prizes during the early 1940s. They also worked on the “organic furniture”, furniture in a unified form and in a single material. Among his most renowned works as an architect, there are the CBS skyscraper in New York, the Dulles Airport in Washington D.C., and the TWA terminal, Kennedy Airport and Lincoln Center in New York city.