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Saarinen oval dining table

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  • 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

    244 x 137 x H: 73cm (marble) or 74cm (laminate/veneer)
    198 x 121 x H: 73cm (marble) or 74cm (laminate/veneer)

    Base is available in heavy moulded cast aluminium. Black or white bases protected with Rilsan. Platinum base has a polyurethane coat with transparent finish.

    Top is available in a range of finishes:

    White laminate
    Natural maple (not available for large table)
    Natural oak veneer (not available for large table)
    Ebonised oak veneer (not available for large table)
    Walnut veneer (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 - not available for large table)

    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
    • Calacatta marble (glossy finish)
    • Calacatta marble - Satin finish (matt finish)
    • Natural oak
    • 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)
    • Walnut
    • Walnut top
    • White laminate

    • Black
    • White
    • White

  • Delivery

    6-7 weeks
    Made to order item

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