This mid mod set is just the ticket for your eat-in kitchen. Or, for a smaller dining space. Maybe you will use it in a family room, great room, or living room as a game table. And, maybe you need a set in your garden room. It will be perfect! In the early part of the mid-20th century the tulip chairs and table were designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll. Subsequently Burke, Inc. and others came out with their own version. This set of four chairs and table were redesigned by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells, Inc. Umanoff was a skilled designer of the period with a huge following of his own. This set of four chairs are comprised of a fiberglass armed shell seat, with Contemporary Shells’ telltale chevron or inverted V. They swivel on their cast aluminum base and are each fitted with a black faux leather padded seat cushion for added comfort and style. They go perfectly with the white laminate topped round tulip table with which they were designed to be paired.
Arthur Umanoff (1923-1985), a Pratt and American School of Design graduate, was a fabulous and prolific mid-century modern and modern designer during the mid-late 20th century. He began his career in 1952 at The Elton Company. His designs include a wide range of décor items as well as furniture which focused for a time on fun bars and barstools and a variety of patio pieces in wrought iron and wood and laminates. Some of the companies he designed for include Shaver Howard, Washington Woodcraft, Howard Miller, Contemporary Shells, and Arleigh to name just a few. His designs are widely sought after today.
This mid-century modern table and chair set is spectacular! You need to make it yours.