Knoll® Saarinen Tulip Chair
The Knoll® Tulip chair designed by Eero Saarinen is an award winning design that looks as good now as it did more than 50 years ago. The now classic Tulip chair has come to represent all the exuberance, finesse and high imagination of American mid-century classic furniture design. With a seat shell made from fiberglass-reinforced resin and a base of cast aluminum with a rilsan coated finish, this single-pedestal, ultra modern chair was winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award and still looks futuristic today. Features include:
- Molded fiberglass shell
- Cast-aluminum fixed or swivel base
- Removable upholstered foam cushion
- Also available with an upholstered inner shell
Majestically effortless and surprisingly comfortable, the Tulip chair attains the perfect balance between art and technology. Whether you put four of them around your kitchen table or one in your home office, the Tulip Chair is a standout addition to any setting. Get yours right away with our In-Stock Quick Ship selection — ships free in 1–2 business days.
Knoll® Tulip Chair
Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Award, the still-futuristic Knoll Tulip chair features an organically shaped, fiberglass-reinforced resin seating shell atop a cast-aluminum pedestal. This Mid-century classic is surprisingly comfortable as a dining chair or home office chair, and adds modern style wherever you place it.
The Tulip chair is available with options that include a fixed or swivel base in a choice of two colors, a fully upholstered inner shell, or with a removable upholstered foam cushion. Upholstered cushion is available in a variety of colors.
Fixed or Swivel base
Rilsan-coated, cast aluminum chair base
Choice of base/shell finishes
The base and shell are available in black or white Rilsan finish.
Full, Removable Cushions
The upholstered foam cushion is zippered and removable, with Velcro fastening.
The Tulip chair comes with 2-year manufacturer's warranty.
The Tulip Chair is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.
Ordering & Shipping Information
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Dimensions: Knoll® Tulip™ Chair
The Knoll Company was founded in 1938 in New York by furniture craftsman Hans Knoll, who aspired to produce modern furniture that would be elegant, functional and affordable. In 1946, he married designer Florence Schust, who had been trained as an architect, and who would ultimately be recognized as one of the most influential women in 20th century design. She played a key role in the company's development, championing the Bauhaus approach and recruiting some of its most famous luminaries, such as Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Marcel Breur, resulting in Knoll becoming the only authorized seller of the some of the world’s most revered mid-century furniture designs.
Beginning in the 1940s, Knoll pioneered the concept of developing a working relationship with corporate clients and designing to meet their needs. In the ensuing decades, Knoll introduced tables to accommodate electronic technology, and office chairs with a fresh premise: rather than the sitter constantly adjusting the chair, the chair would adjust to the sitter! The result of this approach was a line of innovative office chairs combining ergonomic support with intuitive adaptability. Today, in addition to acclaim as a design leader, Knoll is also recognized for pioneering sustainable, “green” design policies designed to protect the biosphere.
In recognition of Knoll's contributions, the Louvre's Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris staged a 1972 exhibit devoted solely to the company's furniture. Knoll also currently has more than 40 pieces in the permanent Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.