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Saarinen coffee table

By Knoll

Regular Price: £708.00

Special Price £601.80

  • Description

    Saarinen's solution of the clutter of legs was the Tulip collection, or Pedestal, which was its original name. A design waiting to happen, it was was not until Knoll supplied the technical solution that the design was possible. Eero Saarinen's pedestal collection includes a dining, coffee and side table, as well as chairs with or without arms.

    The Knoll logo is located on the underside of the base. plate with the KnollStudio logo and the signature of Eero Saarinen is also located on the underside of the top or on the top support plate to ensure the item is original.

  • Technical Info

    Base: available in heavy moulded cast aluminium. Black or white bases protected with Rilsan.

    Top: Bevel-edged satin smooth laminate, marble or veneer. Marble coated with transparent polyester to avoid use-associated stains.
    The 1cm difference in hight between tables with laminate/veneer tops and marble tops is due to the tops thickness. Marble tops - 2cm thick. Laminate/Veneer tops - 3cm thick.

    Top is available in a range of finishes:
    White laminate (not available for large table)
    Teak veneer
    Santos Rosewood veneer

    Arabescato marble (white with grey veining)
    Nero marquina marble (rich black with white random veins)
    Brown Emperador marble (random light brown and/or white veining)
    White marble (this is not pure white)
    Verde Alpi (Green, hues vary in tone and intensity)
    Calacatta (White/ivory marble with veins that can vary from yellow to green with hints of red/brown)

    Sizes:
    107x70cm H:39cm / H:38cm
    57x38cm H:52cm / H:51cm
    Ø 41cm H:52cm / H:51cm
    Ø 51cm H:37cm / H:36cm
    Ø 51cm H:52cm / H:51cm
    Ø 91cm H:39cm / H:38cm

    For more options please contact one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Eero Saarinen

    Eero Saarinen, born in 1910 in Kirkkonummi, Finland, as the son of the architect Eliel Saarinen, studied sculpture in 1929 and 1930 at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére in Paris before studying architecture at Yale University in New Haven until 1934. A Yale fellowship enabled him to travel to Europe.

    In 1936, he returned to the USA and worked in his father's architectural practice and also taught at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills. It was here that Eero Saarinen met Charles Eames. Together they experimented on new furniture forms and produced the first designs for furniture made from moulded plywood.

    In 1940, they submitted a joint entry to the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Eero Saarinen went on to design numerous iconic furniture pieces, most notably for Knoll International.

    The TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York is considered to be his architectural masterpiece. He was working on the building of Dulles International Airport in Washington at the time of his death in 1961.

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    • Arabescato marble (glossy finish)
    • Arabescato marble - Satin finish (matt finish)
    • Black laminate
    • Brown Emperador marble (glossy finish)
    • Calacatta marble (glossy finish)
    • Nero Marquina marble (glossy finish)
    • Nero Marquina marble - Satin finish (matt finish)
    • Rosewood
    • Rosso rubino marble ( glossy finish)
    • Rosso rubino marble ( matt finish)
    • Statuarietto marble ( glossy finish)
    • Statuarietto marble ( matt finish)
    • Teak
    • Verde Alpi marble (glossy finish)
    • White laminate
    • White marble

    • Black
    • White

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    In stock

Regular Price: £708.00

Special Price £601.80

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