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, updated for outdoor use, whose sweeping silhouette provides the perfect antithesis to the typical clutter found under chairs and tables.
This Saarinen Table has been finished with an Acrylic Stone surface, a water resistant and durable material made up of aluminium hydroxide, acrylic resin and natural pigments, while the moulded, cast aluminium base is coated in an abrasion-resistant Rilsan finish, making it ideal for both outdoor and indoor use.
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.