Special Nonexistent Furniture
Living > Accent Tables > Accent Stools > KLL1653

Saarinen Tulip Stool

by Eero Saarinen for

Knoll ®

(View all from Knoll ®)
SKU #: KLL1653
2-Day Delivery

Rewards: Get 3% Back ?

Shipping Charges Priced in Cart

- Order in the next and have this item delivered free by ! More


Product Details
Shipping & Returns
Meet the Designer

Knoll ® Saarinen Tulip Stool

In any design problem, one should seek the solution in terms of the next largest thing, designer Eero Saarinen once said. ''If the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the room.'' One glance at the ultra-modern Tulip Stool and you'll instantly think of a place in your home for it. Whether you put four of them around your kitchen table or in your home office, the Tulip Stool is a standout addition to any setting. The Design Eero Saarinen might be considered by some to be a purist when it came to his approach towards architecture and interior design. He sought the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution within an overall unity of design. To that end, he designed the Tulip Stool in 1957 in terms of setting, rather than a particular shape. The Tulip is a single-legged chair made from fiberglass-reinforced resin. With Tulip, Saarinen realized his ideal form of unity: ''Every significant piece of furniture from the past has a holistic structure.'' Saarinen's Tulip Stool won the prestigious Museum of Modern Art Award in 1969, the Federal Award for Industrial Design in 1969 as well as the Design Center Stuttgart Award in 1962. Each authentic Tulip Stool features the KnollStudio logo and designer signature stamped into the base of the stool. Additionally, the Tulip Stool is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.


  • Upholstery Options<li>Mariner: A plump weave structure brings texture and depth, a solid upholstery fabric well suited for task seating and other classic contract applications. Nylon 100.0%. Backing-Acrylic. Knoll Grade A.<li>Vinyl: KnollTextiles Vinyl provides a workhorse upholstery solution in a palette of classic neutrals and primary brights. Cotton (backing) 3.0%, Vinyl (Face) 91.0%, Polyester (Backing) 6.0%. Knoll Grade B<li>Classic Boucle: The rich, nubby texture of Classic Boucl is evocative of traditional hand woven upholstery textiles. Recently recolored, Classic Boucl is a timeless addition to any interior. Wool 43.0%, Nylon 57.0%. Backing-Acrylic. Knoll Grade B<li>Cato: Introduced in 1961, Cato has achieved iconic status among upholstery textiles. Primarily constructed of wool, the exaggerated texture of this pattern recalls the hand weaving tradition. Wool 86.0%, Rayon 14.0%. Backing-Acrylic. Knoll Grade I<li>Spencer: A rich epingl that comes in a range of saturated colors. Wool pile 45.0%, Cotton Ground 55.0%. Finish-mothproof. Knoll Grade G<li>Volo: A lightly corrected, aniline Spinneybeck leather. The light correcting process refines the surface of the leather, preparing the material for the reception of the grain enhancement given prior to finishing. Volo receives a special retannage which enriches the leather, tightens the grain and provides a hand and a level of quality superior to those of other corrected leathers. Heavy finish. Chrome tannage. Breathable protective finish. Greenguard Certified. Grade U<li>Sabrina Leather: A Spinneybeck full grain leather. This leather provides a smooth, tight grain and suppleness of hand. It is perfect for high-traffic use in places such as office seating or lounge furniture. Medium finish. Chrome tannage. Breathable, protective finish. Greenguard certified. Knoll Grade U<li>Ultrasuede: The premier microfiber in the marketplace. Made from 80% recycled materials. Designed for wrapped panel, wallcovering and upholstery applications. Knoll Grade G. Note: Please call for more upholstery options Awards: *This product is made to order and thus customer orders cannot be canceled once the products go into production Dimensions:<li>Overall Dimensions: 18.5'' H x 15.5'' Diameter<li>Seat Height: 18.5''</ul>Order with Confidence:<ul><li>Sustainability Statement: Sustainable design is a key component of Knoll's environmental focus. Knoll's commitment to social responsibility and a healthy environment has prompted the company to further articulate its longstanding environmental programs and, with encouragement and support from colleagues in the industry, Knoll has re-energized its focus on such ''green'' initiatives as life cycle analysis and LEED certification. Knoll is proud to have contributed to projects that have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council<li>The Saarinen Tulip Stool is Greenguard certified<li>Knoll products are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship during the applicable warranty period set forth in the Knoll Warranty<li>Should you discover shortly after receiving your Tulip Chair that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost<li>Each authentic Knoll product is stamped with the KnollStudio Logo and designer signature and includes a certificate of authenticity</ul>
  • Design Year: 1957
  • Stools feature a swivel base
  • Museum of Modern Art Award 1969
  • Federal Award for Industrial Design 1969
  • Design Center Stuttgart Award 1962
  • Features at a Glance: base available in black, white or platinum finish
  • Features at a Glance: Upholstered Cushion is available in a wide selection of Knoll textiles and Spinneybeck leathers. Contact us for more fabrics
  • Features at a Glance:Base made of cast aluminum in a rilsan coated finish

Product Details:

  • Pattern: Solid
  • Style: Modern
  • Swivel: Yes
  • Eco-Friendly: Yes


  • Upholstery Material: Cotton; Leather; Velvet


  • Overall Product Weight: 20lbs

Knoll ® Saarinen Tulip Stool

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall Product Weight: 20lbs


Product Type: Accent stoolPattern: Solid
Style: ModernUpholstered: Yes
  • Upholstery Material: Cotton; Leather; Velvet
Swivel: YesEco-Friendly: Yes

We're sorry, we have no FAQs to display. 

Still have questions about this product? We're here to help


The Saarinen Tulip Stool is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Accent Stools in the Living section of our site.

Knoll ® Saarinen Tulip Stool

When you buy a Knoll ® Saarinen Tulip Stool online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Knoll ® Part #: 153YS here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Accent Stools product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help.Whether you just want to buy a Knoll ® Saarinen Tulip Stool or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.

About the Designer

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen Finland (1910 - 1961)

Eero Saarinen shared the same birthday as his father, Eliel Saarinen. They emigrated to the United States of America in 1923, when Eero was thirteen. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was a teacher at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and he took courses in sculpture and furniture design there. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll (née Schust). Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He then went on to study at the Yale School of Architecture, completing his studies in 1934. Subsequently, he toured Europe and North Africa for a year and returned for a year to his native Finland, after which he returned to Cranbrook to work for his father and teach at the academy. He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1940. Saarinen was recruited by Donal McLaughlin, an architectural school friend from his Yale days, to join the military service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Saarinen was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House. Saarinen worked full time for the OSS until 1944. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen founded his own architect's office, "Eero Saarinen and Associates". Eero Saarinen died of a brain tumor in 1961 at the age of 51

About the Manufacturer

With a long history of design innovation for the home, workplace, and in textiles, Knoll continues to play a large part in the foundations of Modern Design. Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and continued after his death by his wife Florence Knoll, the company has produced a long line of award-winning and museum worthy designs from virtually every top designer in modern design.
Note: This quality item is custom made for your order. Unfortunately, this means that orders cannot be cancelled or returned once placed, so please call our trained staff with any questions you may have prior to ordering - we will ensure that you get exactly what you need.
See something odd? Report it here.
Customer Reviews
Average Overall Rating
(based on 2 reviews)

Clear All
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Tell Us What You Think!

Tell us what you think about the Saarinen Tulip Stool. It will help us provide you with better products in the future and help your fellow Wayfair shoppers make better purchases.

Write A Review

great stool

from hialeah, FL – Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer

Product came exactly as described with a very fast shipping.

Was this helpful? Yes0 No0

Tulip Stool

from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Verified Buyer

High quality construction and beautiful design. Used as a vanity stool, it is comfortable and functional. It came well packaged and fully assembled.

Was this helpful? Yes0 No0

Related Products
Description: In any design problem, one should seek the solution in terms of the next largest thing, designer Eero Saarinen once said. "If the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the ...
Description: Features: Product Type: Accent stool. Collection: Maya Lin. Pattern: Solid. Style: . Hardware Finish: . Distressed: No. Gloss Finish: No. Number of Items Included: 1. Pieces Included: . Outdoor Use: Yes. Storage Space Included: No Lift Seat: .. Backed: No ...