I always have the fever for furniture. Today I am going to talk about one of the many symptoms associated with that fever - my desire for an Eero Saarinen dining table ("Tulip Table"). Saarinen designed furniture for Knoll in the 1940s and 1950s and his pedestal dining tables and Tulip Chairs are legendary and I am sure you recognize them and perhaps have the fever for them too. To have an original one from 1957, the first year they were produced, would be amazing (and unbelievably expensive!). They are still made today at Knoll though and there are replicas from many retailers, such as Wayfair and Williams Sonoma.
I think these mid-century tables are one of the best pieces of furniture ever made, especially for mixing styles. They work with almost any style/era decor. Years ago I lobbied my father hard to get one as the dining table for The Farm and move the old wood table outside to be the dining table on the screened porch. I think it would have been fantastic, my dad did not agree. I still do think it would be fantastic actually. Perhaps one day my brothers and I will do it. You never know!
Here are some images that get my fever rising and show the beauty of the tables and how they enhance any space they are used in.
I think this room with the dark walls and terra cotta floor tiles is my favorite in the post. The Tulip Table is such a great contrast. Stunning.
These next two images show the table in a living room setting, more as a desk, proving these tables can and do work anywhere. Love.
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Versatile and attractive - furniture worth having a fever for! I will see you back here on Manic Monday.