Design Eero Saarinen, 1956
Aluminum base, marble top
Made by Knoll
In his purist approach to design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought out the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution. "The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world," explained Saarinen. "I wanted to clear up the slum of legs." In his pedestal collection, which includes a dining, coffee and side table, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: "Every significant piece of furniture has a holistic structure." Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award.
Construction notes: Base is constructed from molded cast aluminum polished and coated in tough, abrasion-resistant rilsan finish (black & white). Platinum bases consist of a highly resilient polyurethane enamel wet coat with a clear satin finish. Marble tops are .75" thick with a beveled-edge.
* Coated marble tops: transparent, high-polish, polyester coating to help prevent use-associated stains.
* Satin coated marble tops: transparent satin polyester coating to prevent use-associated stains. The satin finish gives the stone a natural, honed appearance while providing the same protection as coated marbles.
* Natural marble & natural granite tops: sealer to protect stone from aging & staining. Sealer has to be renewed periodically.
Small: 13.75" h | 20" dia.
Medium: 15.25" h | 35.75" dia.
Oval: 15.25" h | 41.25" L | 27.5" w