Authentic Vintage Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chairs Mid Century Modern 6 Armchairs - For Sale

Authentic Vintage Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chairs Mid Century Modern 6 Armchairs
Price: $8000.00
This is a set of 6 upholstered swivel armchairs from Knoll International. These are verified original Eero Saarinen designed chairs from his original 1957 design. They have been expertly cleaned (base and shell) and have had the swivel refurbished with new inner bushings and lubricated. These were originally purchased in the mid 1970's. The upholstery on these is in good condition with no tears, rips or holes. There are a few stains on some and there is general wear as expected for a chair of this era. The cushions have good foam in them (not hardened), and the Velcro is intact. The chair shells have no cracks. The bases have a few chips on the outer rims, as expected from general use. The bottom of some of the chairs are missing sections of the nylon ring that was glued underneath. This would not be noticeable if the chair was on carpet. If you were to use these on a hard floor, I'd recommend adhesive felt. Three of these chairs have the upholstery wrapping around the rim of the chair shell and have a fabric strip glued to the underside of the shell. The other three chairs have the upholstery tucked under an outer shell. Please review the pictures for these details.

These chairs will only be sold as a set, do not ask to split them up.

I have many more pictures that show all angles of these chairs available to those that ask.I also have a YouTube video showing the entire set here, or ask for the link.

See additional pictures here.

Each chair will be expertly packed in it's own box and shipped via freight. You can save additional freight charges by having a commercial address with a loading dock to receive these. We can work out the details after the auction. You can arrange your own freight as well. I accept local pickup in San Antonio, TX too. Actual freight charge to be determined after auction based on ship to address.

Tulip Arm Chair
Eero Saarinen 1957
With the Pedestal Collection, Eero Saarinen resolved the "ugly, confusing, unrestful world" underneath tables and chairs. The collection is a defining accomplishment of modern design and a timeless addition to your home—a true classic. Pair Tulip Chairs with a Saarinen Table for the quintessential modern dining set, or mix and match for a statement in any room..

Eero Saarinen (USA, 1910-1961)
Through his work as an architect and designer, Eero Saarinen was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best-known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport in New York (opened 1962), Dulles International Airport in Virginia (1962) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1965). Saarinen had a peerless modernist pedigree. His father, Eliel Saarinen, was an eminent Finnish architect who in 1932 became the first head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit. The school became synonymous with progressive design and decorative arts in the United States, and while studying there the younger Saarinen met and befriended several luminaries of mid-century modernism, among them Harry Bertoia, and Charles and Ray Eames. At Cranbrook, Saarinen also met Florence Schust Knoll, who, as director of her husband Hans Knoll's eponymous furniture company, would put Saarinen’s best designs into production. These include the “Grasshopper” chair, designed in 1946 and so named because its angled bentwood frame resembles the insect; the “Tulip” chair (1958), a flower-shaped fiberglass shell mounted on a cast-aluminum pedestal; and the lushly contoured “Womb” lounge chair and ottoman (1948). In his furniture as in his architecture, the keynotes of Eero Saarinen’s designs are simplicity, strength and grace.

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bryan franklin
9019 foxland dr
san antonio
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