The Tulip Table, a unique, elegant design with wonderfully natural curves and available in a choice of beautiful finishes, a creative masterpiece of a design from Eero Saarinen. If you had no idea and were asked when you thought this table was designed, would you guess the 1950’s? Not many do, it is hard to believe sometimes that this most current and contemporary of designs was borne in the last mid-century.
As the popularity of the entire Tulip range increased, so too did the available sizes, finishes and colours of the tabletops. The range was complimented with matching Tulip side and armchairs as well as a host of occasional side and coffee tables. The Little Tulip Shop is absolutely delighted to offer the very best and most popular Tulip range tables sizes and in the iconic marble, veneer and laminate finishes they have become so well known for.
What is it that makes good design? The annuls of history are undoubtedly full of very creative and super innovative inventions that just never get past the first base. Some may say it is marketing, perhaps practicality while others may point to a lack of demand. It could be a combination of all three! But when it comes to furniture, and specifically tables, we believe it has everything to do with versatility.
The Saarinen Tulip Table has an unrivalled abundance of built in versatility. It may well have been created as a range, with matching Tulip Chairs, but on its own it simply just goes with absolutely everything. Wooden chairs, plastic chairs, upholstered chairs, stools, dark, light, black or white. It is quite remarkable how nothing you can put together with a Tulip Table looks out of place. Of all the furniture and all the tables in the world, we wonder if there is such another that can boast this kind of seamless intermingling.
Versatility goes way beyond the choice of chair too. Whether you are sporting classic parquet flooring, tiles, carpet or a super modern resin, the Tulip Table design blends right in as if it has always been there. The same goes for décor too, wallpaper, neutral or extroverted paint, classic wood panelled dining rooms or the brick of a modern loft, all offer no barrier to the Tulip Table looking good, as always. It is no wonder this design has endured the best part of 70 years, no wonder that it continues to get more and more popular as time goes on.
Much has been made of the Saarinen design dispelling the ‘clutter of legs’ with its pedestal base, a flower like stem so named after natures gift. Perhaps this is the key to its longevity, its endless versatility? Maybe so, but one thing for certain is that it adds to the appeal of the table. We have all been there, squashed against the end at a crowded family gathering, sat attempting to feast on a wonderful meal with a table strut sandwiched between our legs. It is the detail in the design and if the point of design is to offer a solution, then the Eero Saarinen Tulip Table wins hands down.
The Little Tulip Shop has worked hard to produce a range of Tulip tables, chairs and dining sets that offer the most popular sizes with the most desirable of finishes, Browse through our range of beautiful Tulip Tables that we offer or continue to read more about what makes this very special design so endearing to admirers the world over. And remember that our knowledgeable team is always just a call or email away from any queries you may have.