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Eero Saarinen's Iconic Pedestal Tulip Dining Set

  Lot # 001
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  • Condition Very Good
  • Size Table 28 1/4"H x 42"D
  • Location Kitchen
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  • Lot # 001
  • System ID # 4563524
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White Fiberglass Pedestal Tulip Table by designer Eero Saarinen with Knoll Stamp on underside of Table, Four Stationary White Fiberglass Pedestal Chairs that have Removable Padded Upholstered Seat Cushions in a brown fabric. Knoll currently sells the table alone in a 42" measurement at a starting price of $3033.00. The Chairs sell for $2,285.00 a piece. A set of 4 Chairs has sold on past auction for $800.00. This lot has a starting bid set at $350.00. Winning bidder must meet that price or go above that price in order to win this lot.

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was an architect and designer born in Finland who studied sculpture in Paris, architecture at Yale and met Charles Eames while both were attending the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This is also where he met Florence Knoll. In 1940, both Saarinen and Eames won first place in the Organic Design Home Furnishings competition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art. While working with Hans and Florence Knoll, Saarinen created the popular Saarinen Table which is often called the Tulip Table. The main idea behind his creation was to eliminate the 'slum of legs' found under chairs and tables that look too cumbersome. Saarinen is also famous for designing the St. Louis Gateway Arch, the TWA Flight Center, General Motors Technical Center and many more.