DESIGNER

Eero Saarinen

Finnish-American architect and designer Eero Saarinen was one of the most prolific and diverse industrial designers of the 20th century, creating instantly recognisable pieces such as the Pedestal 'Tulip' Tables and the Womb Chair, which remain world-renowned to this day.

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A lifelong friend of design legend Florence Knoll, Saarinen collaborated with notable designers such as Charles and Ray Eames throughout his illustrious career. Saarinen was born into the design world, with his father Eliel working as the Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his mother Loja a world-famous textile designer, but Eero is best known today for his neo-futuristic style and working closely with Knoll, which still exclusively produces his pieces.

A leader of the second-generation modernists, Saarinen pushed material and aesthetic boundaries to achieve forms and silhouettes the like of which had never been seen before. Among his outstanding projects are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport, and the CBS headquarters in New York.

Exclusive Tulip Oval Dining Table in Sequoia Brown

Tulip Table in Sequoia Brown

Honouring the legacy of Eero Saarinen's legendary Tulip Oval Dining Table for Knoll, The Conran Shop proudly premieres the exclusive, limited-edition Sequoia Brown finish.

Cut from extraordinary Sequoia Brown granite in Brazil, the natural stone's fusion of brown, black and white hues presents mesmerising striations like those of a canyon. Its dynamic, wide veining is only enhanced with a diamond polish, a meticulous nine-step process which helps remove light and superficial scratching as well as minor etching.

Unpretentious and elegant, the Tulip Table was unveiled in 1957 following a five-year investigation at Florence Knoll's behest. Fulfilling Saarinen's goal of providing an antithesis to the typical support structures found under traditional tables and chairs of the day, its sweeping silhouette was quick to become a pinnacle of mid-century design.

Products by Eero Saarinen

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  1. Exclusive Tulip Oval Coffee Table in Sequoia Brown 107cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £4,380.00
    Only 1 Left
  2. Exclusive Tulip Side Table in Sequoia Brown
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    from £1,650.00
    Only 2 Left
  3. Exclusive Tulip Oval Dining Table in Sequoia Brown
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    from £12,400.00
    Only 3 Left
  4. Exclusive Tulip Round Dining Table in Sequoia Brown
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    from £7,250.00
    Only 3 Left
  5. Exclusive Tulip Round Dining Table Fusion Fire 120cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £6,945.00
    Only 2 Left
  6. Exclusive Tulip Oval Side Table Fusion Fire 57cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £2,145.00
    Only 1 Left
  7. Tulip Outdoor Dining Table White 120cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £3,360.00
  8. Tulip Side Chair White Swivel Base & Divina Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,164.00
  9. Tulip Armchair White Swivel Base & Divina Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,476.00
  10. Limited Edition Womb Ottoman Moonlight & Black Chrome
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £3,216.00
    Only 1 Left
  11. Limited Edition Womb Relax Armchair Scandinavian Grey & Black Chrome
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £7,878.00
    Only 1 Left
  12. Saarinen Conference Armchair Walnut & Cato Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £2,508.00
    Only 2 Left
  13. Saarinen Conference Chair Walnut & Cato Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,908.00
  14. Saarinen Conference Chair Chrome & Cato Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,620.00
  15. Saarinen Conference Armchair Venezia Leather
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £2,436.00
  16. Organic Chair Red
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Vitra
    £1,660.00
  17. Womb Sofa Hopsack Upholstery
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £8,124.00
  18. Womb Armchair Chrome & Cato Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £7,104.00
  19. Womb Sofa Chrome & Cato Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £13,524.00
  20. Womb Ottoman Chrome & Cato Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £2,592.00
  21. Tulip Outdoor Table White 107cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £3,048.00
  22. Tulip Side Table Arabescato Marble 51cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,092.00
  23. Miniature Tulip Chair
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Vitra
    £179.00
  24. Tulip Swivel Stool White & Divina Fabric
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £804.00
  25. Tulip Swivel Stool Black & Ultrasuede Fabri
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,176.00
  26. Tulip Side Table Brown Emperador Marble 51cm
    by Eero Saarinen
    for Knoll
    £1,476.00
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