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Cheaper Alternative to the Saarinen Side Table

Desire/Acquire: Saarinen Side Table

After laying eyes on the tulip coffee table sitting pretty in the simple suite of the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, I wondered if the iconic silhouette could be mimicked by those of us not on a designer budget.

Eero Saarinen designed the tulip collection of dining tables, side tables, and chairs in 1956 to "clear up the slum of legs in the US home." But a 20-inch Saarinen White Laminate Side Table ($585) still costs a pretty penny. Want to see an option that's about $400 cheaper? Then read more.

The Universe Side Table With Frosted Top ($200) has a slightly clunkier design next to the Saarinen, but on its own, it would be an excellently affordable stand-in to clear up the slum of legs in your home, don't you think?

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