Florence Knoll was one of the great entrepreneurs of mid-century modern design.
One of her most enduring projects was this outdoor Tulip Table created for Knoll by designer Eero Saarinen, who vowed to address the “ugly, confusing, unrestful world” he observed underneath chairs and tables – a so-called “slum of legs.”
A five-year design investigation led him to create the revolutionary Pedestal collection, first introduced in 1956. A hero product of the collection is this simple yet elegant Tulip Outdoor Table, whose sweeping silhouette provides the perfect antithesis to the typical clutter found under chairs and tables.
The sturdy and sculptural white caast aluminium base sweeps elegantly from the floor to support a classical white acrylic stone top.
An icon of mid-century design, the Tulip Table is still to this day manufactured exclusively by Knoll and carries Saarinen’s signature as a mark of authenticity.