Patchwork Faux Leather Cushions for Saarinen Tulip Chair!

Hey hipsters, check out the latest addition to our line of handmade Tulip chair accessories. These groovy new cushions feature our exquisite, animal friendly patchwork faux leather. 

With it’s soft feel and rugged look, these cushions are an instant classic and a great bargain at only $89 each. We offer frequent discounts as well as contests, so be sure to check our store regularly.


Plywood Wall Art – Eames Style!

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These arrange-it-yourself plywood wall hangings are sure to make your walls talk. Each piece boasts a gorgeous Euro veneer finish, and hanging could not be simpler thanks to our visionary hail hugging groove. They bring mid-century style to any decor, … Continue reading


Red Vinyl Tulip Chair Cushions – An iconic look!

Hand sewn from top quality marine vinyl, our vinyl cushion are made to last. Plus, we use 15 year high density foam for ample support without being too stiff. These cushions retail for $327 from the manufacturer (Knoll), but we sell them for only $89. You can find them our website



Beautiful new fabric for our Tulip Topper cushion covers!

Walbea Retro has a beautiful new fabric for our Tulip Chair Cushion Covers.  We’ve added a line of poly-linen in lots of great colors as a cover for your classic tulip chair cushion.

What’s great about these covers?  They instantly update your cushions for a fraction of the price of new cushions.  The poly-linen covers retail for $39.99 each as opposed to a new cushion from the manufacturer starting at $327.  (We also make cushions, ours start at only $89.99!)

See the attached pic of the colors to choose from including white, orange, avocado, orange, tan, turquoise, fuchsia, burgundy, eggplant, charcoal and black.

Check out all of our other walbea retro stuff on ebay, amazon and etsy.

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Using Canvas to make Saarinen Tulip Chair Cushion

We recently started using canvas duck fabric to make Saarinen tulip chair replacement cushions. It is very durable and will instantly bring to mind the feel and look of canvas or Sunbrella. We Scotchguard each cushion to protect against spills and stains. It is 100 percent cotton with a zipper on the bottom in the classic design. For the inner foam we use 3 inch high density foam (15 year). Available in a medley of far out colors!

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TV Commercial for Walbea Retro Design

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Eero Saarininen Tulip Chair – A Thing of Beauty

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Isn’t it just a thing of beauty? The Tulip chair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955 and 1956 for the Knoll company of New York City, and was designed primarily as a chair to match the complementary dining table. It has the smooth lines of modernism and was experimental with materials for its time. It is considered a classic of industrial design.

The chair is often considered “space age” for its futuristic use of curves and artificial materials. The design was popularized by its use on the original Star Trek television series (1966–69).


Saarinen Tulip Chair Cushions!

If you’re looking for replacement cushions for your classic Burke or Saarinen tulip chairs, be prepared. These pricey items retail for $327 apiece! Ouch! Fortunately there is another, more affordable solution – The TULIP TOPPER by Walbea.

Hand-made from premium quality Tuscany velour, they have a plush look and soft feel to compliment your classic Tulip chair, plus they feature high-strength elastic so you’ll get a snug/wrinkle-free fit. Retail price is $29 apiece for the Tulip side chair and $39 for the arm chair version.

Available in a medley of far out colors.  You can find them both on our Ebay and Amazon stores.