Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Chairs and Table by Umanoff for Contemporary Shells


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Burke Inc., Eero Saarinen, Knoll


Fiberboard, Cast Aluminum, Fiberglass, Laminate, Vinyl



Tulip Chair, Tulip Table


DATE: Circa



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.

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Handsome set of four tulip style white fiberglass swivel armchairs with black vinyl seat cushions and round dining table set by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells. These are era appropriate vintage chairs and table done in the style of Eero Saarinen for Knoll and subsequently Burke. They are in wonderful vintage condition. The fiberglass is in fabulous condition as is the black vinyl, Naugahyde, or faux leather seat cushions apart from a patch to the bottom of one of the seats. The bases have been given a new coat of paint and the tabletop polished with laminate polish. There still may be a couple small nicks on the tabletop. Please see photos. Circa 1970s.

Chair Size:

  • Height – 30.5 Inches
  • Width – 25.25 Inches
  • Depth – 21.5 Inches
  • Seat Height – 19.5 Inches
  • Arm Height – 24.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 18.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 17 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 12.5 Inches
  • Weight – 15.4 Pounds Each



  • Height – 28 Inches
  • Width – 48 Inches
  • Depth – 48 Inches
  • Weight – 74.4 Pounds


Crated Size:

  • Height – 37 Inches
  • Width – 79 Inches
  • Depth – 79 Inches
  • Weight – 345 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight. Please send zip code for a quote to your area.


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule