Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll

Maybe one the most famous tables in the world is this Knoll Tulip dining table. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956 for Knoll with casted aluminum base and wooden top with formica top lay.
In his purist approach to design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought out the essential idea to reduce the large number of legs from a regular table and chairs to the most effective structural solution.
He designed in 1956 The Tulip table and chairs in terms of its setting.
with the Tulip table and chairs Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: “Every significant piece of furniture has a holistic structure.”
Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, the Tulip is Saarinen’s genius solution to clearing up the “slum of legs” that populates the under-carriage of most dining sets. The base and top have traces of use but not disturbing, the edge around the top is in perfect condition.


  • Designer

    Eero Saarinen

  • Producer

    Knoll International

  • Materials:

    Metal, laminated wood

  • Condition:

    Good, minor wear consistent with age and use

  • Dimensions:

    H 72 x ø 120 cm