Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tulip Table

Anyone a fan of Finnish mid-century modernist Eero Saarinen? My hand is up and waving. There is so much to love about his fluid design.

My most recent craiglist find both surprised and thrilled me. Saarinen's tulip side table. And, get this...for only $10!

The laminate top is chipped beyond repair, so my plan is to replace it with wood or marble. I'll likely also give the one-piece aluminum base a fresh coat of paint.

Take a look below at this versatile piece. Yes, it's a mid-century design, originating in 1956, but it is classic in all senses of the word. It is equally at home in a traditional or modern setting, and is sized perfectly to be an end table or bedside stand. I've even seen it used as a child's table.

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Have you scored any great finds for your home on craigslist or ebay or elsewhere? Do you like mixing different design eras in your rooms?
1 comment on "Tulip Table"
  1. I LOVE tulip tables just as much as I love sweet finds on craigs list! What a steal.


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