Saarinen Tulip Chair

Saarinen Tulip Chair (White Fiberglass Shell / Red Fabric)
Saarinen Tulip Chair (White Fiberglass Shell / Red Fabric)

Saarinen Tulip Chair

$359each$1,49976% off
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Special Order / Custom Made: 16-18 Weeks
High Quality Materials, 5-Year Warranty, Hand-Crafted

Our fiberglass features an eco-friendly polyethylene lacquer undercoat & finish. It meets all US federal regulations to give you peace of mind that our fiberglass is 100% consumer product safe.

Gabriel of Denmark
Gabriel of Denmark has been used for many decades by top manufacturers to upholster iconic designs of the 20th century, and for good reason. This durable, woven fabric is soft, yet offers great strength and stability, and is manufactured by Gabriel, one of Denmark's most reputable upholstery manufacturers. Featuring a hand-picked variety of Gabriel fabric mainstays from the Medley, Sodley and Fighter collections, Inmod offers choices featuring bright & bold pop tones and sleek, sophisticated grays and browns, so you can wrap your classic replica in authenticity. Rich in texture, our selection of Gabriel fabrics feature two to three tones, providing depth and a rich, plush appearance. It also has excellent resistance to fading and will hold its shape, preserving your classic for many years to come.

Vintage Tweed
Durability & stability meets vintage appeal in this plush woven synthetic blend (polyester & acrylic). Each of our Vintage Tweed fabrics are richly textured, subtly combining two to three varying colors, which together compose deep earth tones ideal for any piece and any space. Enjoy an iconic mid-century look that is soft to the touch, that won't fade, and that you'll cherish for years to come. Our Vintage Tweed collection is ideal for residential and commercial use.

New Zealand Wool Tweed
This New Zealand Wool blend has been a choice upholstery solution for designers & manufacturers of iconic original mid-century classics for many decades. This stylish wool blend offers a classic tweed vibe to give your piece a distinctly mid-century look and feel. It is gorgeous, super-soft to the touch and is textured with a subtle two-toned checkered pattern. It regulates temperature well, while still being cozy. Using a combination of premium New Zealand wool (the finest in the world) woven with just the right amount of viscose, this collection is waterproof, anti-electrostatic and stain & flame resistant, making it equally perfect for both residential and commercial use.

Danish Wool
Named after it's Scandinavian aesthetic, this tightly-woven blend combines the world's finest wool (from New Zealand) with luscious texture and commercial grade durability, and is available in a carefully selected spectrum of muted tones and pop colors. It's no wonder that this fabric has been a choice fabric option for the designers of original mid-century classics for over 50 years. With a wool content of 85%, our Danish Wool blend offers a softness to guarantee your comfort, and a nylon content of 15% provides performance-grade enhancements. This material is waterproof, flame & stain resistant and anti-electrostatic.

Kai Plush
Whether you're in the market for sophisticated neutrals or a pop of bold color, the Kai Plush upholstery is the perfect choice. Fade resistant and shape-maintaining, you can be sure that you are preserving your mid-century modern classic for many years to come. Textured weave, crafted from 100% polyester, offers subtle two-tone colors to bring out the best of your decor by bringing a contemporary twist to any iconic, classic design.

Premio Semi-Aniline Leather
Taking durability and thickness to the next level, this Italian-made leather also uses a top-grain, Brazilian hide. At thick, our Premio collection offers a heavier alternative to Migliore -- one that will withstand greater demands in everyday use. The semi-aniline dyeing process will preserve the natural beauty of this leather for years to come. Premio offers a sleek black, a bright white and two grays to fit any space.

Superiore Leather
As its name would imply, Superiore reigns supreme in terms of look, feel and durability. Superiore is a luxury Italian-made leather, uses Italian hides, and is the thicker, full-aniline "next-step-up" to our Premio collection. It is the softest of our leather offerings, yet it's also the thickest, heaviest and most durable (at 1.3mm-1.5mm thick). Dyed throughout the full thickness of the hide, in an array of colors, Superiore is an ultra-high quality leather that will stand the test of time, and hold up well against fading and wear from everyday use.

Pony Skin
Don't let the name fool you -- no ponies were harmed in the making of this beautiful standout. This is a hand-worked mixture of European cow skin (with hair) and pure aniline leather. A combination of black, white & brown hairs, each hide is a one-of-a-kind, will vary due to the unique nature and character of cowhide, and is sure to provide any mid-century classic with a distinguished beauty all its own, and a strikingly iconic look that radiates authenticity.

Saarinen Tulip Chair

A high quality replica of Eero Saarinen's original 1956 design, the Saarinen Tulip Chair by Inmod is the perfect retro addition to any room. A heavy duty fiberglass seat shell is accented by a plush cushion in your choice of upholstery and sitting on top of a sturdy aluminum base it is built for style and function. Customize your own chair to compliment your decor or space.
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  • Sculptural yet comfortable design provides perfect mix of function and style
  • Accurate reproduction of Eero Saarinen's original mid-century modern design
  • Sumptuous curves and a fluid base add retro style to your home
  • Reinforced molded fiberglass seat is designed for strength and durability
  • Curved, wrap-around back keeps your well supported
  • Armrests for added support
  • Multiple vibrant color options available
  • Plush, upholstered seat cushion ensures optimal comfort
  • Available in your choice of upholstery type and color
  • Supported by a pedestal-style cast aluminum base for surpassing stability
  • 360 degree swivel function for added convenience
  • Base available in multiple finish options
  • Highly accurate reproduction


Weight28 lbs
Arm Height24.4"
Seat Height18.5"
Warranty2 Year Limited Warranty
What's Included(1) Saarinen Tulip Chair
Shipping MethodFree Ground Shipping (UPS / FedEx)
AssemblyShips Fully Assembled

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Saarinen Tulip Chair

Saarinen Tulip Chair

The Saarinen Tulip Chair is a high quality reproduction inspired by Saarinen's original. Designed in 1956, the Tulip Chair was born out of Saarinen's dissatisfaction with what he called the "slum of legs" under most dining tables. While the Tulip Chair did fix this problem, it also went on to become one of the most recognizable chairs in mid-century modern design.

Eero Saarinen is one of the 20th century's most well known and respected designers. He is known for his ability to adapt his style to each specific project and for designing in terms of setting rather than form. His Tulip Chair is the perfect example of this, as it was created not to be aesthetically pleasing but to fix what he saw to be a problem. This chair earned Saarinen much recognition, including the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award. It remains popular today, adding a distinct and recognizable complement to the modern home.

The Saarinen Tulip Chair lets you customize your own version of this modern classic. Its upholstered cushion is available in your choice of fabric or leather, with great choices available in each. The Saarinen Tulip Chair is great for adding a hint of retro style to the kitchen, living room, or anywhere else that needs something new.

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Product Reviews: Saarinen Tulip Chair

Review Summary
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100% Recommend this product (14 of 14 responses)
By Phil R.
Springfield, MO
Excellent Quality
June 1, 2016
Chair fits great, very comfortable, and excellent high quality reproduction.
By Charlotte M.
Lexington, KY
really happy about the selection of fabric
January 11, 2019
Outstanding selection of fabric choices and colors, I went with russett brown which happened to be the exact match to the curtains - truly a unexpected and exceptional find!
By Andrea
Tallahassee, FL
January 11, 2019
Unusual design, I'm still getting used to it even though i knew what I was getting when I ordered, I wanted to try something quirky for my dining chairs - perhaps a change in a table would help the overall design more
By Kevin
love design + swivel feature!!
July 20, 2018
Already fell in love with this chair and I was even happier once I found out it swivels! Totally happy with my new chairs!
By Nicole
Playa Del Rey, CA
May 22, 2018
Exquisite in the glossy black shell and salmon pink upholstery - ultra modern and luxurious!
By Armando
Fort Lauderdale, FL
ask for swatch kit
May 22, 2018
Utilize that free swatch kit they offer to send to see the different upholsteries before ordering, I chose to only see the digital representation and it looked slightly different in person
By Hayden
Brooklyn, NY
eye-catching, artistic
March 9, 2018
Very cool design, they look more like modern art sculptures than chairs which caught my eye to start, love getting to see them in person everyday now!
By Nicholas
Spokane, WA
great addition to my household
February 13, 2018
Solid design with a unique shape that goes very nicely with the color scheme in my kitchen - a great addition to my household
By Brian
Linden, NJ
i'll be shopping here agaiN!
December 23, 2017
Best replica of an original i've ever ordered, seriously top notch, I HIGHLY recommend and I'll definitely be shopping here again in the future
By Richard
New York, NY
chairs are awesome, ask about ship time
December 23, 2017
so happy they finally arrived, took awhile to come though - according to customer service custom orders like these take a little while to ship
By Phil
lookin good!
August 12, 2017
I ordered these in black with pistachio green upholstery, they took a little while to arrive but they look incredible! Plus, customer service was very helpful throughout the process and kept me updated me as much as possible
By Ross
Ann Arbor, MI
cool design
July 5, 2017
Never seen a chair like this before, really cool design and brings a unique touch to living space
By Jessica
North Miami Beach, FL
June 17, 2017
exactly what i was looking for! Inmod makes some of the best reproductions, (i've purchased the Panton S Chair and Ball Chair from them as well), Thank you again!
By Lynne
Saint Petersburg, FL
Custom made perfection
May 16, 2017
The customer service at Inmod is amazing. I requested swatches so that I could see the upholstery in person. They sent them and I took a week to decide as they were all so nice! I knew they were special order so I was anxious waiting for them to come but they were so so worth it. All around very happy!
ProsBeautifully crafted, great upholstery options, great customer service. Everything was great!!

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Questions & Answers

4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Vashon, Washington asked:
March 20, 2019
Is there a page on your website to review swatches of the fabric and color options for this chair?
1 Answer
Yes, there is a little button that says VIEW COLORS right above the dropdown boxes. If you click that, you will be able to see all of the colors. We can also send you swatches to physically see the colors in person.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 21, 2019

from Phoenix asked:
February 10, 2018
Does the base have a protective felt or other type seal to prevent scratching hard wood floors, when the chair is moved in and out from a table? Or is it just an aluminum base which will make contact with the flooring?
1 Answer
The underside of the chair base is covered in protective felt to prevent scratching the flooring.
Submitted by: Customer Service on February 12, 2018

from Denver, CO asked:
March 18, 2017
Are the chairs in the photo a matte or glossy white?
1 Answer
The Saarinen Tulip Chair in white shown in the photographs is in the Matte finish. While the Matte finish still has a slight shine to it, the glossy finish will be very smooth and reflective in all areas of the chair.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 20, 2017

from boca raton fl asked:
November 19, 2016
what is weight of chair
1 Answer
Our Saarinen Tulip Chair weighs 28 lbs because it is made from a fiberglass seat and an aluminum base.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 21, 2016

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