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History<br /><br />In 1956, Eero Saarinen addressed the “ugly, confusing, unrestful world resulting from the slum of legs underneath typical chairs and tables.”<br /><br />In 1957, Knoll unveiled the Pedestal Collection by Eero Saarinen, known today as the Tulip Collection, which has evolved into a symbol of mid-century modern design and a mainstay of the Knoll design legacy.<br /><br />History of the Tulip collection More<br /><br />Commemorative Edition<br /><br />To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this iconic collection, Knoll is adding a platinum base finish and reintroducing rosewood and teak table tops. These new finishes will be a permanent addition to the line.<br /><br />In addition, all Tulip pieces ordered between August 1, 2007 and August 1, 2008, in any finish, will ship with a commemorative medallion and special certificate of authenticity.<br /><br />Where To Buy<br /><br />Several Knoll Space retailers are promoting the Saarinen 50th Anniversary collection. By visiting these retailers, you can preview the commemorative medallion and obtain literature on the Anniversary Collection. More<br /><br />The Tulip Collection, in any finish, can be purchased through all Knoll Space retail locations or dealers in North America. Find a Knoll Space retailer near you. More<br /><br />Awards<br /><br />The Museum of Modern Art Award, 1969<br /><br />Federal Award for Industrial Design, 1969<br /><br />Design Center Stuttgart Award, 1962<br /><br />Construction<br /><br />Chairs and tables feature a heavy, molded cast aluminum base with a strap polished finish. Black and white chairs and tables are rilsan coated. Platinum finish consists of a high-resilient polyurethane enamel wet coat with a clear satin finish<br /><br />Shell is molded fiberglass with a reinforced, plastic bonded finish<br /><br />Chairs are available with or without arms in a fixed position or with swivel action<br /><br />Upholstery<br /><br />Available with a seat cushion only or with upholstered inner shell<br /><br />Available in a variety of KnollTextiles or Spinneybeck leather<br /><br />Seat cushion is removable and is encased with a zippered cover and fastened to the shell with Velcro<br /><br />Platinum shell finish is not available with inner shell upholstery<br /><br />Finishes<br /><br />Base and shell finishes are available in white, black and platinum<br /><br />Table top options include white laminate and various marble, veneer and granite options<br /><br />Sustainable Design<br /><br />All KnollStudio seating is <span class="caps">GREENGUARD</span> Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products

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