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Staff Pick: Mid-Century ‘Tulip’ Dining Set

All of us here at Mimi’s are just head over heels for this set.  These classic pieces were inspired by Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Saarinen was a prosperous architect who occasionally lent his genius to furniture design.  His works are minimalist and industrial, with bold curves and futuristic sensibilities. This archetypal “tulip” style was invented in 1956 but was made famous as the space-age seating on the Starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek series (1966-1969). Cool, huh? Stop in to Mimi’s to check them out for yourself. You just can’t resist the way these chairs cradle you. And who knows, perhaps you’ll end up taking the set home to dine in style like Captain Kirk.

Tulip chairs in space!

 

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