Domino’s Icons of Style #7: The Saarinen Table

March 13, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux.  Let us know what your personal opinion of each icon of style is in the comments: love it? hate it? used it in your own place?  We want to know what you think!

The Saarinen Tulip Table was introduced 50 years ago and is more popular today than ever. Its creator Eero Saarinen said that the underside of tables is a confusing, unrestful world. He created the pedestal collection to “clear up the slum of legs.” The pedestal tables come as coffee, dining, or side tables with tops in laminate, marble, granite, or wood. Domino was in love with the tulip table. They used them everywhere, because the simple elegance of this table works anywhere.

A couple of design tips:

1. notice how these round tables really open up a space – great in a small dining room, and
2. these tables want to be paired with curvy chairs, not squared or angular

In this stunning dining room-note the curvy chairs.


In a living room with an eclectic mix.


A wonderful dining room/library. Note the blue armchair in the corner.


A front hall/library with floating bookcases.


An amazing kitchen/dining room/office.


A wonderful light, soothing, and airy space.


Great with rounded black chairs.


In a living room next to a wing back chair-sort of English meets modern.


This is Ikea’s knock off version in a reader’s chic dining room.


A very cool reader’s dining room/library.


Thanks, Beth!

Domino Icons of Style #1: The Zebra Rug

Domino Icons of Style #2: Pink Walls

Domino Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage Bed

Domino Icons of Style #4: Miles Redd’s Blue Front Door

Domino Icons of Style #5: Antlers

Domino’s Icons of Style #6: Moroccan Poofs


  1. […] One of my favorite magazines, Domino, sadly bit the dust. Several sites, such as Keep Domino Alive!, are doing look-backs at trends profiled in the […]

  2. The Saarinen table looks great with all these pairings. I especially love the crown chair—so unique. Its nice to see the table paired with all sorts of styles besides midcentury modern.

  3. Rachel-I agree. I tried to show how it can be used with different styles and not just in the dining room. I love that Baker chair-of course it costs a fortune, but it is so wonderful!

  4. Hi! I submitted my living room around 10pm on March 17th and have not seen the room posted. I would greatly appreciate your looking into it.



  5. Melissa,

    I didn’t receive the email, and the 17th was too late to enter. The deadline to enter was not extended, it’s just that voting has been delayed.


  6. I sent you my entry which was actually dated March 15th not the 17th…sorry for the typo!:) (you’ll see the original date and time as I re-forwarded the original entry earlier tonight).Sorry again for the mix-up in my post!Have a good night!


  7. Melissa…are you sending it to the correct email address? I still haven’t received anything, and I’ve checked my spam box to make sure.

    The email address must include the “mag” part of ilovedominomag, or it won’t get to me. I don’t know who had ilovedomino, but unfortunately, they don’t send things on to me!

  8. These look great — so where can I buy a knock off?

  9. Where exactly did u actually end up getting the tips
    to publish ““Dominos Icons of Style
    #7: The Saarinen Table Keep Domino Alive!”? Thank you -Bailey

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: