Vitra Miniature Saarinen Tulip Chair

Vitra Miniatures Collection.
Miniature scale model of Saarinen's Tulip Chair.

The Tulip Chair is one of a series of chairs, stools, and tables designed by Eero Saarinen within a five-year period. The characteristic feature of the series is that the supporting structure has been pared to a central supporting stem "like a wineglass" in order to emphasise the uniformity of the table and chair.

Eero Saarinen describes the Tulip Chair: "The bases of tables and chairs in a typical furniture arrangement create an ugly, confusing, and restless world. I wanted to design a chair as an integrated whole once again. All important furniture of the past always had a holistic structure, from King Tut’s chair to the chairs of Thomas Chippendale. Today, we are parting ways with this holism with our predilection for plastic and laminated wood shells. I am looking forward to the point when the plastics industry will be capable of manufacturing the chair using just one material, the way I have designed it."

This Vitra miniature chair ships in a small wooden Vitra box which is perfect for storage or display.
Please allow between 1 - 5 weeks for delivery. For delivery time estimate, please email us at info@vertigohome.us
 
  • Design: Eero Saarinen
  • Year: 1956
  • Material: Fiber-glass, fabric.
  • Dimensions: scale 1:6, 5.25" x 3.25" x 3.5"


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