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Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair

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The Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair reflects the progressive, minimalistic style of renowned designer Eero Saarinen. Part art piece and part seating solution, the Tulip Chair offers a streamlined mid-century modern design that will add a warm and sophisticated spark to any environment. Knoll Tulip Chairs feature removable upholstered foam seat cushions for long term comfort. Choose from a number of fabrics and a white, black or platinum frame.

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The Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair is available with or without arms.

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair arms

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Select a swiveling base or a fixed base for your Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair.

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Shell Finish

The Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair is available in three different shell finishes.

Knoll Risom Side Chair fabrics cotton

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Fabric Options

Grade 1


Mariner textiles offer a low-cost, robust fabric option available in your choice of bold colors. Weave structure gives it good depth and texture, suited for home or office seating.

Knoll Mariner fabrics


Presto is a mildly textured crepe polyester fabric option, with fresh, unobtrusive color options.

Knoll Presto fabrics

Grade 2

Bank Shot

A classic wool billiard cloth available in unassuming tones, Bank Shot gives your upholstery a timeless look and a cozy feel.

Knoll Bank Shot fabrics

Knoll Vinyl

Knoll Vinyl features a real vinyl face, with cotton and polyester backing. Choose from a selection of neutrals and bright primary colors.

Knoll Vinyl fabrics

Leather - Grade 1

Volo Leather

Finished cowhide, corrected grain and raised texture

Knoll Volo leathers

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Leather - Grade 3

Sabrina Leather

Smooth, tight and full grain cowhide with a breathable protective finish

Knoll Sabrina leathers

We have hundreds of other Knoll fabric options available! Click here to browse.

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Delivery Options

Large items like this one are shipped via freight truck directly from the manufacturer. Knoll offers free freight delivery to any commercial location with a loading dock that is accessible to a 53' trailer. If you do not have access to a loading dock, or if your items are being delivered to a residence, we are required to first ship the items to a local white glove delivery agent for assembly and inside delivery. If you are purchasing more than one item, we are able to offer discounted pricing on white glove assembly and delivery. Please call 1-800-531-3746 for details.

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The Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair is known as a modern classic that offers a sophisticated yet playful quality to any space. The Tulip Chair's influential design won the Museum of Modern Art Award in the late 1960s, one of many honors Knoll and acclaimed designer Eero Sarrinen collected following the chair's original release in the late 1950s. This unique single-legged chair provides an ultra-modern spark to the home, office or any space as well as comfort with its sloping shell design and removable foam seat pad.

Features - Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair

  • Durable contoured shell crafted from molded fiberglass and reinforced with sleek plastic bonded finish
  • Available in black, white or platinum shell finish
  • Removable foam cushion manufactured with Velcro fastening and zipped cover
  • Choose from a fixed or swiveling base
  • Base constructed using quality cat aluminum and Rilsan coat finish
  • Chair is available in a number of Knoll fabric and leather options

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair Specifications
    Overall Dimensions 20" W x 32" H x 21.25" D
    Seat height 18.5" H
    Environmental impact Chair is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products

    Disclaimer: We do not accept cancellations or order revisions for any Knoll items ordered. See Knoll's No Cancellations or Revisions Policy for details.

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    Knoll Saarinen Tulip Chair Chair

    Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

    Designer Eero Saarinen broke the side chair down to its most essential parts when creating the award-winning and world-renowned Knoll Tulip Chair. The Tulip Chair is simple and minimalistic, but it's also high on style and comfort. You can tailor the chair to best suit your decor with several different fabric options for the comfortable seat pad and three sleek frame finishes.

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