Eero Saarinen designed the original Tulip Table in 1964. Spherical simplistic and modern describe it best. The wide range of available sizes provides a multitude of options from the occasional table up to a full size dining table. The design principle is a circular base from which a stem extends upward to a larger circular top. The Tulip is available in a wide variety of sizes and is the single most celebrated design in a mid-century modern tables.
In the design phase of Eero Saarinen earliest prototype, the Tulip Table stem and base were made of fiberglass. Before even going into production, Eero realized that while this ensured absolute color and sheen consistency, the fiberglass base would not support the table. He then switched to a Cast Aluminum base. Experimenting with Rilsan type coating over the aluminum, he was able to achieve the coordinating gloss and color of the fiberglass.
Comparing the tulip table and chairs, created in 1964/65 respectively, both the chairs and the table feature a clean refined appearance with a gloss sheen, seamless appearing in design. The table was created in a wide array of dimensions providing for coordinating options from the occasional table, all the way up to a full dining suite. An interesting factoid about the Tulip Chair... It would star in none other than Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek between 1966 and 1969. The bridge chairs were tulip chairs, with a slight modification. After the series ended, a few were salvaged. One recently auctioned for more than $18,000.
Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic furniture and bath products across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We dispatch shipments to homes all over Canada daily. Using proven, reliable nationwide delivery methods we insure and guarantee safe delivery of all shipments. We provide standard curbside residential delivery as well as inside White Glove full service delivery as options for many of the regions we ship to.
The best value for those looking for a full service delivery experience with no lifting or physical effort involved. A team of 2 rigorously screened home delivery professionals arrive on a day and time prescheduled with you. Your furnishings are brought into your home and placed in the desired location in the room(s) of your choice. The furniture is removed from the packaging/boxes. The old packaging material is then placed in a designated location.
Perhaps you need door(s) removed and replaced? Maybe you live in a condo or high rise building? Maybe there are flight(s) of stairs to climb? The safe arrival of your items is guaranteed and no obstacle is too large. We will do anything necessary to complete your delivery with quality, care and a smile. Average delivery times are 9-12 business days from the day your order leaves the Kardiel warehouse.
This economical delivery option brings your new furnishings direct to your home or business. The term curbside indicates that the items are brought to the "curb" but not inside the home.
This is a signed delivery option which means you will need to be present to accept the delivery. You will need to be prepared to carry the items into your home or office as this service does not include inside delivery. Tracking numbers are provided within 24 hours of your order leaving the Kardiel warehouse. Average delivery times nationwide for this service are 7-10 business days from the day the shipment leaves the Kardiel warehouse. The delivery is guaranteed safe when you inspect and sign with the driver for any potential shipping damage. The delivery company calls to schedule the delivery date and window of time as the arrival date of your items draws closer.
Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised "continental U.S" shipping promotions. As over water transport is involved, the shopping cart will not calculate
Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us by phone to receive a custom discounted delivery quote for your shipment prior to purchasing.
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