Base consists of cast aluminium with Rilsan coated finish for the white and black versions. The Platinum base has a polyurethane coat with transparent finish. The shell is moulded fibreglass reinforced plastic bonded finish. Fully upholstered inner shell with seat cushion available in a wide range of fabrics. Chairs with seat cushion only are available in a wide range of fabrics and Spinneybeck leathers. Armless chair W. 49, D 53, H. 81, seat H 49
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.