Okay, so this is a week of flowers
today [and the entire month of February] we're celebrating
the most famous flower of all...
The Tulip Chair for this months Chair of the Month
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.
Saarinen used cast aluminum with a rilsan-coated finish to match the upper shell, giving the appearance of a single unit. The upper shell is molded fiberglass, with a reinforced, plastic bonded finish. Saarinen had attempted to make the chair from complete fiberglass, but was unable to due to the lack of support to the base. The upholstered foam cushion is removable with Velcro fastening.
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).
It also remind me of The Jetson, another television series.
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