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Saarinen Oval Dining Table by Knoll, 84"

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Our Price: $ 7,789.00
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The Saarinen Dining Table

Saarinen Oval Dining Table by Knoll, 84"

Our Price: $ 7,789.00

Saarinen Dining Table by Knoll
designed by Eero Saarinen

70/70 table

With the Pedestal Collection, Eero Saarinen resolved the "ugly, confusing, unrestful world" underneath tables and chairs. The collection is a defining accomplishment of modern design and a timeless addition to your home—a true classic. 84" table seats 8 people.
 
Architect Eero Saarinen was a genius at creating expressive sculptural forms. From his TWA Terminal (now the TWA Hotel) at New York’s JFK Airport to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to his Pedestal Table (1956), there’s a magic in everything he created. The Saarinen Dining Table, as he explained in a 1956 Time magazine cover story, was designed to “clear up the slum of legs in the U.S. home.” Later that year, he completed the Pedestal Table, which stands on a gracefully shaped cast-aluminum base. This is the authentic Pedestal Table by Knoll. It’s stamped with the KnollStudio logo and Eero Saarinen’s signature. Tabletop made in Italy or U.S.A., depending on material.
 

 Features:

  • Sculptural pedestal base inspired by a drop of liquid offers more legroom
  • The KnollStudio logo and signature of Eero Saarinen are stamped into the bottom of the base or underside of the table top
  • Available choice of finishes and materials
  • Pairs perfectly with the Saarinen Tulip Chairs
  • For additional options and finishes, please call us at 888-467-6278 and one of our awesome customer service folks will be sure to help you get what you're looking for!

 

outline chair

 

Materials:

  • Base is heavy molded cast aluminum with white or black paint
  • Laminate or marble top


Measurements:

saarinen 89

 

  • To clean laminate, Scrub with Windex, Fantastik, Mr. Clean, or other household soaps or detergents well dissolved in water, or with a very soft cloth dampened with alcohol or a synthetic thinner. For a dull finish, rub with jeweler’s rouge as a polishing agent and finish with paste wax. Never use abrasives. Remove stubborn stains with Soft Scrub.
  • To clean marble, Clean with warm water or non-abrasive household cleaner. Rinse with warm water and dry cloth. Note: Never use steel wool or other abrasives on marble.

About the Designer

eero saarinen

Eero Saarinen

With the Pedestal Collection, Eero Saarinen vowed to eliminate the "slum of legs" found under chairs and tables with four legs. He worked first with hundreds of drawings, which were followed by ¼ scale models. Since the compelling idea was to design chairs that looked good in a room, the model furniture was set up in a scaled model room the size of a doll house. Drawing on his early training as a sculptor, Saarinen refined his design through full scale models, endlessly modifying the shape with clay. “What interests me is when and where to use these structural plastic shapes. Probing even more deeply into different possibilities one finds many different shapes are equally logical—some ugly, some exciting, some earthbound, some soaring. The choices really become a sculptor’s choice.” Saarinen was assisted by Don Petitt, of Knoll’s Design Development Group, who introduced several ingenious methods of model making. Together with a Knoll design research team, they worked out the problems arising in production. Full scale models became furniture and, with family and friends acting as “guinea pigs,” the furniture was tested in the dining room and living room of the Saarinen house in Bloomfield Hills.

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