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1950s Early Edition Tulip Armchairs by Knoll with ALCOA Base

1950s Early Edition Tulip Armchairs by Knoll with ALCOA Base

Early Tulip Armchairs by Knoll Red Upholstery. This set of four early edition Tulip Armchairs by Knoll features seat shells made of molded fiberglass, red upholstery, and a strong, heavy-molded cast aluminum base. The base bears the ALCOA marking, one of the largest aluminum manufacturers who supplied aluminum parts to Knoll. The ALCOA marks predate the BR markings found in the base of tulip chairs around the last 50s and later models. (Alcoa is also the company that Charles and Ray Eames designed the "Solar Do-Nothing Machine" for in 1957. These chairs have all the signs that it was produced in the 50s. For its age, it in excellent condition with minor signs of wear. Sold on an as-is-where-is basis.

Designer: Eero Saarinen

Manufacturer: Knoll

Materials: Fiberglass & Cast Aluminum

Period: 1950s

Origin; 1950s

Specs: H-80, L-61, D-66, S-44cm

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