Saarinen Tulip Round Dining Table
Sculptural Mid-Century Dining at its Best
The Saarinen Tulip Round Dining Table is a fully customizable reproduction that preserves the long-lasting quality, sculptural allure and versatile function of Eero Saarinen's original iconic design. Staying true to the 1957 original, the Saarinen Tulip Round Dining Table features a sturdy molded cast-aluminum base available in different finish options. Its classic-inspired top has been enhanced; its engineered wood construction is one inch larger than the original's 47" diameter yet still fits perfectly in most compact dining spaces. It is available in a variety of American-harvested eco-friendly FSC-certified wood veneers, as well as painted white or black finishes.
Now a mid-century modern icon, the Saarinen Dining Table was created out of a need to beautify and simplify dining spaces. What Saarinen saw as an often confusing and unrestful world, his pedestal series (which included tables and chairs), would freshen up the "slum of legs" that existed under the table in people's homes. The result of this necessity was invention, and the Pedestal Series (also referred to as the Tulip collection) offered a clean alternative to four-legged tables & chairs. The design process was an iterative one that involved modeling each piece at 1/4 scale and refining until Eero Saarinen was certain that the end product was structurally capable and sculpturally beautiful.