Four-Leg Base: Steel rod, polished chrome finish or wood finish. Five-Star Steel Base: in black protective epoxy finish. Stainless steel top cap. Frame and Upholstery: Molded reinforced polyurethane shell. Contoured plywood seat form. Upholstery with matching full surround welt details. Available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. Chrome or wooden structure. Fabric and leather upholstery. Version with Swivel Base With Arms: total H 93 cm, Seat height 59 cm, W 66.5 cm, D 64 cm
The furnishings created by Saarinen for Knoll, which include the famous, revolutionary Tulip collection from 1957, have become major design icons of the postwar era. In his approach to architecture and furniture design, Eero Saarinen combined essential simplicity and very striking formal invention. His collection of pieces with “chalice” legs, including low tables and dining tables, epitomizes his ideal of formal unity.