At long last, my tulip table arrived and is sitting in my breakfast room! It's not really a "room" as much as it is a nook between the kitchen and family room. This little area has been a work in progress ever since I decided to place a settee against the wall on one side of the table. Adding the settee made my previous gateleg table too difficult to maneuver around, so I decided a pedestal table would do the trick. I contemplated various styles but eventually decided on Eero Saarinen's iconic Tulip Table. I had to be careful with a pedestal since I have little ones and don't want them to be able to pull the top over. Because the tulip table would be a bigger purchase for me, I did a lot of research on whether to buy the version actually licensed by Knoll or whether to buy a replica. The replicas range from the $100 Ikea version to versions made in Italy that aren't much cheaper than the Knoll table. In the end, I decided to go with the Knoll table and ordered it from All Modern, since they have free white glove delivery and no tax (that saved me about $400 compared to ordering from DWR). I looked at ebay and 1st Dibs at vintage versions but decided I to go with the new one.
I'm sure the delivery guys thought I was "country come to town" with the way I took pictures of them unloading and setting up the table. I was too excited to care!
The base is unpacked and ready to go! I love the way the white pops against my wood floors.
They screwed the top on to the base- it really does feel secure, which was my big concern since I have small children.
I'll tell you about my breakfast room chairs on Wednesday!