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Saturday, February 2, 2013


I previously posted about a beloved mini-chair, the “Pedestal Chair,” inspired by Eero Saarinen.  Now I’m delighted to share that I’ve acquired two more chairs inspired by this brilliant Finnish American designer, his “Tulip Chairs”:

Lazily, I point you to Wikipedia’s post on Saarinen’s Tulip Chairs which reveals, among other things:

The Tulip chair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955 and 1956 for the Knoll company of New York City. It was designed primarily as a chair to match the complementary dining table. The chair has the smooth lines of modernism and was experimental with materials for its time. The chair is considered a classic of industrial design.

The chair is often considered "space age" for its futuristic use of curves and artificial materials. The design was popularized by its use on the original Star Trek television series (1966–69).

Star Trek! How kewl!
These vintage chairs were acquired from Etsy store retroklassics: Dixie’s Mid-century Modern.  The shopkeeper said she found them at an estate sale in Wichita, Kansas. I’m glad she did, as she found them for ultimately for SitWithMoi!

[Prov.: Etsy store retroklassics: Dixie’s Mid-century Modern  Scale:  5 l/2" tall, 3" across the seat and 3” from floor to seat base.]

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