Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gotta Love No. 36 - The Tulip Table

In 1956 Eero Saarinen, a Finnish American architect and industrial designer, introduced his Tulip Pedestal Table.  It was produced by Knoll and, along with his Tulip Collection of chairs, is still manufactured by them today.  A pure true classic for sure!

In describing his inspiration, Saarinen is quoted as saying, "the underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world.  I wanted to clear up the slum of legs."

In no irreverence to Saarinen, I love his Tulip Table best when mixed with a combination of leg styles. Not his vision, but an interpretation of design styles melded together to create a beautiful tribute to a classic, in a fresh way.

This room is divinely done to perfection.

Sleek, sleek, sleek!

Though the Tulip table can't be ignored it almost seems to disappear.

So "just right".

Bravery achieved!  Well done.

No matter the space - the dream of owning a classic can be achieved.

It holds its' own in this space, proudly.

Wonderful interpretation!

Classic skirted sofa, Chippendale side chairs, Tulip table = stunning!

No other table could pull this off!

Vicente, you get me every time!



Image Sources:  Elle Decor, Live it at Home, Vicente Wolf, Veranda, Designers Call, Elemants of Style, Design Manifest, Tom Sheerer, Summerfield Design, House Beautiful, Tumbler, Mark D. Sikes, Pinterest, Design Chic

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