Categories / Design and Interiors

Eero Saarinen-inspired Cast pedestal dining table at West Elm

I think the original Eero Saarinen Tulip Table And Chair Collection is often viewed as a late ‘60s or 1970s design, but actually dates back as far as 1957. In fact, Knoll produced a 50th anniversary range for it back in 2007. Despite its age, the design still inspires today, with the Cast pedestal dining table at West Elm being the latest piece with the look to hit the market.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Saarinen-style Lance circular dining table at Habitat

The original 1950s Saarinen table was recently reissued for the outdoors, but whether you buy one for inside or out, it's still not a cheap prospect. You can get the 'look' a lot cheaper with this Lance circular dining table at Habitat.

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Categories / Art and Photography, Books

Case Study Houses from Taschen

Fans of our sister site WowHaus will be fighting each other to get their hands on this rather impressive coffee table book from Taschen.

Case Study Houses is an intensive retrospective of post-war home design in California. The project, which took place between 1945 and 1966, saw the design of 36 prototype homes, conceived by such luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen, that have defined what we now think of as the mid-century modern home. The book is a mammoth tome, packed with photographs from then and now, as well as original documents, extensive floor plans and intricate sketches of each of these iconic buildings. A fascinating insight into one of the most exciting periods in modernist architecture.

Case Study Houses is £135 from Amazon. See the website for more details.

Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: Arkana Tulip dining table


If you're on the look out for a 'new' dining table for your home, check out this Arkana Tulip dining table, which is currently on eBay.

Based on the Eero Saarinen design, this one was the work of Maurice Burke for Arkana a few years after. After all these years, it's still a space age classic and a very stylish item in its own right.

This example ha a circular laminated plywood top with white laminate finish, sat on a white-coated metal base. It's sized around 120cm diameter and 73cm high, good for seating four people. Condition is described as 'excellent' and the price right now is £2.20.

Find out more at the eBay website