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Saarinen Oval Side Table

by Eero Saarinen, 1955-1957 — from 904,00 €
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The Saarinen Oval Side Table by Eero Saarinen from Knoll International is the perfect counterpart to the Tulip Chair. In creating the table the Eero Saarinen placed the emphasis on the pedestal, which thanks to its component aluminium is capable of supporting even the largest table tops. At its launch in the 1950s the size ratio of tabletop to floor plate was a genuine engineering revolution: until then the floor plates of round tables were nearly as large as the tabletops in order to guarantee the stability. By breaking this mould the Saarinen dining table quickly became a design icon and remains today an endearingly popular classic.

Details

Product type Side table
Dimensions Height: 52 cm (laminate/veneer)
Table top (oval): 57 x 38 cm
Colours Pedestal

Table top

Other versions of the tabletop are available on request
Material Pedestal: heavy cast aluminium with Rilsan coating
Table top: smooth laminate or Arabescato marble (white with grey tones)

Marble - Important Information
Marble is a natural product and accordingly shades, crystals, inclusions and venation do vary between individual table tops. With time the material can develop a yellowish tone, thereby giving the table a warmer character. The surface is sealed with a transparent, stain-resistant and smudge-resistant polyester coating; however, the product should still not be used outdoors.
Identification The "Knoll" logo is printed on the table base. A nameplate with the "Knoll Studio" logo and the signature of the designer is also located under the table top or the tabletop brace
Care The surface can simply be wiped with a soft cloth, or with the teak veneer a dry cloth or a slightly damp leather. If necessary, use lukewarm water with a small amount of mild detergent.
Warranty 24 months
Product family Saarinen Pedestal Collection

Popular versions

Saarinen Oval Side Table, Black, Arabescato marble (white with grey tones)
Saarinen Oval Side Table, White, Arabescato marble (white with grey tones)
Saarinen Oval Side Table, White, Laminate white
Saarinen Oval Side Table, Black, Laminate white

FAQ

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Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8 am to 6 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

How do I recognise an original Saarinen oval side table?

The logo "Knoll" can be found on the underside of the table. A name badge with the logo "KnollStudio" and the signature of the designer is also located either under the table top or on the table top support.

Design Story

The Knoll Saarinen oval side table is one of the numerous coffee, dining and side tables the designer and architect Eero Saarinen created in 1950s for the furniture manufacturer Knoll International. The inspiration for the so-called Pedestal Collection, a collection which also includes the famous Tulip Chair, was Saarinen's desire to solve the problem of the "ugly and restless world" of chair and table legs, which he perceived as a nuisance. He thus created a furniture family with a single, columnar, base which through the rejection of the usual four legs exudes a new peace and harmony. Considered a sensational piece of innovation at the time, the pedestal base and table top are so interconnected that they form a self-contained, soft form. Constructed from high-quality materials and exuding the timeless elegance that invariably arises from well considered design the oval Saarinen side table is a tasteful, graceful and for all contemporary addition to any living room.

Designer Eero Saarinen

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