Rudi Bonzanini Tulip Chairs for sale

Rudi Bonzanini Tulip Chairs for sale for $690 –> AU$390 for the pair.  Pickup is available from West Wollongong NSW 2500 or I will deal with a courier (for pickup) arranged by the buyer.

Rudi Bonzanini Tulip Chairs

I am clearing out the contents of our (former) 1970s holiday home.  Among the treasures to be sold are a pair of original Rudi Bonzanini (Italy) Tulip chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956.

These are original Rudi Bonzanini Tulip Chairs that were made in the 1970s with the brand on base.
They are made with a cast aluminium base, moulded plastic seat and metal ball-bearing swivel mechanism/action.
They are in very good condition for their age.
The base appears to be original high gloss paint finish in white with only one scratch (see photo).
There are no marks on the plastic seats.
The seat pads could be original and show some minor wear and fading on the front edges.
These chairs are listed on eBay under

On ebay I sell under the seller ‘checril’. Click here to see eBay listings. 

To see some of the other items I have for sale go to For Sale Gallery

Rudi Bonzanini Tulip Chairs

Rudi Bonzanini Backstamp

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I tried to find out more about these particular chairs and Rudi Bonzanini, however there was not much online.

Rudi Bonzanini did design some lounge chairs, dining chairs and tables for Tecnosalotto in Mantova, Italy from 1962…

It appears that he got a license to produce the Eero Saarinen designed range of Tulip tables and chairs in the 1970s.

According to Wikipedia, Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) ‘was a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer who created a wide array of innovative designs for buildings and monuments.’

In 1940, he received two first prizes together with Charles Eames in the furniture design competition of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

He designed the Womb chair and the Grasshopper chair in 1947 and the Tulip chair in 1956.

According to Knoll, Eero Saarinen ‘was known for being obsessed with revision, took a sculptural approach to furniture design, building hundreds of models and full scale mock-ups to achieve the perfect curve, find the right line, and derive the most pleasing proportions. His designs, which employed modern materials in graceful, organic shapes, helped establish the reputation and identity of Knoll during its formative years.’

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