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Tulip Armchair by Knoll

Our Price: $ 2,453.00
Short Description:
The Tulip Armchair® is one of the most iconic pieces of the Knoll® collection. Perfect as a stand alone armchair or at a large dining table.
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Tulip Armchair by Knoll

Our Price: $ 2,453.00

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Tulip Armchair
Fixed or Swivel Base

designed by Eero Saarinen
from Knoll

At A Glance:
Tulip ArmchairThe Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen® is a perfect example of his style. He was an essentialist, breaking a chair or a piece of furniture down to its most basic form and function, and marrying that to an equally pure design aesthetic.

The Tulip Armchair is an essential art object, a lovely chair, and a piece of furniture design history. Designed in 1956, the Tulip Armchair was minimalist and holistic. As Saarinen said, "In any design problem, one should seek the solution in terms of the next largest thing. If the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the room."

The Tulip Armchair was the perfect expression of that idea. Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, the chair is available with or without arms, and with complementary stools and tables.

What's To Like:

  • One-piece look - with a base that accomplishes Saarinen's goal of clearing up "the slum of legs" in the modern home.
  • Plush, colorful upholstered seat.
  • Comfortably molded chair back and arms give you a good reason to linger at the dinner table.

The Bottom Line:
When put together with the Saarinen tables, the Tulip Armchair makes a beautiful, iconic modern dining set. Alone, it's a great-looking side chair that fits in most any living space.

Customer's own material may be used on the Tulip Armchair after being approved. In addition, many of Knoll's other fabric lines are available upon request. Please call a Smart Furniture salesperson at 888-467-6278 to get started!


  • Overall dimensions: 32" h x 26" w x 23.25" d
  • Seat height: 18.5"
  • Cast aluminum base
  • Black and white chairs have a rilsan coated base
  • Platinum chairs have a polyurethane enameled base with a clear satin finish
  • Shell is molded fiberglass with a reinforced plastic bonded finish

The Tulip Armchair is part of our scintillating list, Top 10: Furniture that Could Appear in A Clockwork Orange.

The Tulip Chair has a cast aluminum base with a rilsan coated finish for black and white chairs. Platinum chairs consist of a high-resilient polyurethane enamel wet coat with a clear satin finish. The shell is molded fiberglass with a reinforced plastic bonded finish.

Overall: 32" h x 26" w x 23.25" d
Seat height: 18"
Arm height: 25.38"