Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial design classic—with its furturistic use of ellipses—slips seamlessly into modern interiors.
In their renovation, two London-based designers complemented white walls and stainless steel appliances with Saarinen's softly curving Tulip table. Photo by Ben Anders.
Constructed in the early 1920s by Eliel Saarinen, Eero's father, the Director's house at the Cranbrook campus in Michigan pays homage to the Saarinen design legacy, featuring Eero's Tulip chairs in its dining room. Photo by Justin Maconochie.