The chair is constructed of foam over a moulded, reinforced fibreglass shell. The ottoman is constructed of foam cushion over moulded plywood platform. Includes separate seat, back and ottoman cushions of polyester fibre with foam core. Both chair and ottoman feature stainless steel and nylon articulating glides. Upholstered in a range of fabrics. Chair 106cm W x 94cm D x 92cm H with seat height of 45cm Ottoman 63cm W x 52cm D x 42cm H
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.