An original and vintage dark blue leather Eero Saarinen swivel tulip stool for Knoll International, 1969. This is an authentic stool from Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. This stool was once used in the city hall wedding room of Eindhoven the Netherlands in 1969. We received the stool from a couple who bought it from the city hall. They decided to re-upholster the stool in a dark blue (almost black) leather. The stool can swivel 180 degrees. The stool is an early examples of 1969. We received the stool together with a set of dining chairs which were stamped 1969. It is in good condition with some traces of use to the white tulip base. The leather is in very good condition. This leather has a dark blue color. Stool is authentic and marked at the bottom of the base. Eero Saarinen is one of the most iconic and recognized designers from the mid-century. He was a Finnish-American architect famous for designing the Washington Dulles International Airport and is now considered one of the greatest of American 20th century architecture. It was around 1938 he met Charles Eames who he became close friends with. Together they designed a collection of moulded plywood chairs for the 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition, sponsored by the MoMa. Their collection received prizes in many categories. In the same period Saarinen met Florence Knoll. When Knoll was starting his company, it was a obvious choice for Eero Saarinen to join him. It was at Knoll where Saarinen designed many of his most famous and classic design pieces. Items like the “Grasshopper” lounge chair, “Tulip” dining chair and table, the “Tulip” side and coffee table and the “Womb” sofa are well known design classics nowadays.
Diameter: 38.5 cm
Height: 39 cm