Florence Knoll was one of the great entrepreneurs of mid-century modern design. One of her most enduring projects was this table created for Knoll by designer Eero Saarinen.
Saarinen vowed to address the "ugly, confusing, unrestful world" he observed underneath chairs and tables – the so-called "slum of legs." A five-year design investigation led him to the revolutionary Pedestal collection, introduced in 1956.
A hero product of the range is this simple yet elegant Saarinen table, whose sweeping silhouette provides the perfect antithesis to the typical clutter found under chairs and tables.
The luxurious marble tabletop is sealed with a transparent polyester coating to help prevent potential stains while providing an easy wipe clean finish.
As this is a natural material, the pattern of the marbling on each table will differ, which adds to its individual charm, making each one truly unique.
The moulded, cast aluminium base is coated in an abrasion-resistant Rilsan finish, making it a hard-wearing addition to your dining room or living area.
The platinum finished base consists of a highly resilient polyurethane enamel wet coat with a clear satin finish.
Available in various sizes, shapes and finishes, this statement-making piece is still manufactured today by Knoll and carries Saarinen's signature as a mark of authenticity.