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eBay watch: Eero Saarinen-designed Knoll Tulip dining table and four chairs


Big thanks to Matthew for spotting a real gem on eBay – this Eero Saarinen-designed Knoll Tulip dining table and four chairs.

Designed as 'as an exercise in clarifying form', the design of the Tulip table and chairs is still ahead of its time, over 50 years since its debut. This is an authentic reissue, with this particular set issued by Knoll to Cube (Manchester's architecture and design gallery) to commemorate its opening in 1998. The item was later acquired by Graeme Russell, its founding director, who is selling it now.

According to the seller, the table (diameter 920mm) is in good condition with a few scratches, while two of the four chairs are in need of some repair, but are perfectly functional. So not perfect, but at the current auction price of £500 for the set, well worth a bid.

Find out more at the eBay website

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Sagaform daisy, tulip and clover tea sets


These Sagaform daisy, tulip and clover tea sets are another easy way to brighten up a kitchen. 

Pictured is the tulip design but the other designs follow the same pattern – 60s-style, bold floral designs on a generously sized mug. As you'd expect the clover cup features a green pattern, while the daisy is in blue – in fact it would go perfectly with the Jonathan Adler tea towel we featured yesterday. 

They're designed by Camilla Engdahl, the designer behind Sagaform's 'retro' tea cup and saucer. These tea cups each come in a metal tin decorated with the same pattern, surely perfect for future biscuit storage use. To complete the set, they also come with a tea ball. 

An ideal gift for a tea lover, they cost £22.23 each. 

Buy it from the Scandinavian Design Center