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MESA TULIP DE EERO SAARINEN, 1956
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MESA TULIP DE EERO SAARINEN, 1956

I am sure that this piece is one of the most copied furniture of all time. I have personally seen copies of this table in all kinds of stores. Even Ikea already has its own replica. But it is also one of the worst copied pieces since none comes close to the original and all of them are sinful and seem false.

The first thing that draws attention when we have a Tulip ahead is how "thin" it is. The very thin foot gives the feeling that it will not be able to hold the envelope, especially when it is made of marble, a heavy material that seems light on this table without being so. The foot is made of aluminum and can be chosen in 3 different colors: White, Black or Platinum. The one I like the most is Blanco.

With regard to the envelope, the collection is wide and includes round and oval dining tables of different sizes and materials: Laminate, Maple, Oak, Teka, Walnut, Rosewood and marbles of different types and colors.

We today have in the Showroom two of the multiple versions that exist: On the one hand, a beautiful 120 dining table in diameter with white base and Arabescato marble top, a marble with very special grayish spots. When the tables have the marble envelope, Knoll applies a treatment to protect them from splashes that could damage the stone and also this varnish makes the marble is not so cold to the touch. All a success.

And on the other, a side table with white stand and Teka top. It is beautiful, harmonious and easy to place anywhere.

Designed in 1956, it is a timeless piece. When a customer asks me which chair is better for this table, I honestly do not know what to answer. They fit almost all. For the undecided, there is Tulip chair that personally does not excite me, because I have never liked the "matching" furniture.

The Saarinen collection produces it Knoll and you can buy it in the online store of Naharro.