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Iconic Seating: Tulip Chair

This collection of free Revit content features the Tulip chair and dining table designed by Eero Saarinen.

The latest installment in our series for iconic seating BIM content showcases the Tulip Chair designed by Eero Saarinen.

Revit raytrace of Tulip chair and dining table by Eero Saarinen.
Tulip chair and dining table by Eero Saarinen.

A Little History

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American industrial designer and architect born in 1910. His father, Eliel, was an established architect, and I think it was always assumed that Eero would follow in his footsteps. Not only did he have a name that would work well in any sci-fi or fantasy novel, he was also educated in sculpture and furniture design before studying architecture at Yale. Close friends with Ray and Charles Eames as well as Florence Knoll, his first recognition in design took place when he and Charles Eames won first place in the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition in 1940 with the iconic Tulip Chair.

Chair Details

Our Revit family has 18 types defined by the two body materials and nine seat upholsteries. The chair uses 2D geometry in plan view to facilitate a fast workflow when designing room layouts. Created from native Revit geometry only, the model has three levels of detail to provide appropriate views at different scales, delivering optimum performance in design stage and final renders.

Revit raytrace showing nine black body types of Tulip chair.
Nine black body types.
Revit raytrace showing nine white body types of Tulip chair.
Nine white body types.
Revit raytrace showing red textile cushion in black and white body variations.
Red textile cushion shown in black and white body variations.

Dining Table

The collection also contains the famous Saarinen dining table with 150 types covering 10 table top finishes, 3 base colors, and 5 sizes from 35 inch to 60 inch diameter.

Revit raytrace showing ten table top materials.
Dining table in ten table top materials.
Revit raytrace showing five table sizes.
Dining table in five sizes.

Andy for Context

We've updated Andy, our entourage family, for the Tulip chair. Version 5.0-Tulip has types specific to the Tulip chair's seating height and shape.

Revit render showing TWA Flight Center walkway.
TWA Flight Center walkway.

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Collection Content List

  1. Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen, manufactured by Knoll.
  2. Dining table by Eero Saarinen, manufactured by Knoll.
  3. Andy v5.0-Tulip entourage family.

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