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Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

Finnish-American modernist icon Eero Saarinen might be best known for his architectural works — the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the TWA Flight Center in New York and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., for instance — but his vintage tables and other original contributions to mid-century furniture design should not be overlooked.

Legendary furnishings designed by Saarinen like his durable side tables, the Womb chair, the Tulip chair and the Pedestal table are still frequently used in interiors today — and often copied at more affordable prices. Born in Finland, Saarinen immigrated to the United States with his family at age 13. His father, Eliel Saarinen, led the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the famous Cranbrook Academy of Art outside Detroit, a school that became a hotbed for mid-century modern designers. The younger Saarinen worked and taught at the academy, too, befriending design pioneers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia and Florence Knoll.

The Pedestal series grew out of Saarinen’s desire “to clear up the slum of legs” beneath tables. His first foray into the concept of a streamlined undercarriage was a table designed for the Kingswood School for girls, Cranbrook’s partner institution, which saw the four legs of a table cinched together to make room for chairs and legs beneath it. This piece of furniture would ultimately lead Saarinen to design a model with a circular top that sat upon a single swooped cast-aluminum column that flared out into a circular base — the Pedestal table, today manufactured by Knoll with tabletops available in a variety of materials. 

On 1stDibs, the collection of vintage Eero Saarinen tables includes Pedestal dining tables, oval coffee tables, Tulip side tables with Verde Alpi marble tabletops and more.

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Creator: Eero Saarinen
Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1960s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Lasne, BE
Oval table in white laminated wood with Aluminium leg designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by knoll international. Stamped under the top and on the leg. Wear due to time and age o...
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1960s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Tulip table, Eero Saarinen, Ø 133 cm
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Neuss, NW
Original Tulip table from the Tulip collection by Knoll International, designed in 1957 by Eero Saarinen. The table could initially be pulled out and was given a table top made of Ca...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Knoll Tulip Table
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Knoll Tulip table, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957 as part of his Pedestal Collection, is a hallmark of mid-century modern design. Saarinen, kn...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Laminate

Eero Saarinen Knoll marble table 1970
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Grenoble, FR
Eero Saarinen Knoll Marble table from the Knoll brand by Eero Saarinen (signed under the foot) the Carrara marble is not varnished but natural. Very good original condition, no lack ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

1980’s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Table with Marble Top
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely example of Eero Saarinen’s Classic Tulip Table designed for Knoll. This table dates to the 1980’s according to the 655 Madison Ave label. It sat outside and the table base n...
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1980s American Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Iron

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Table with Black Marble
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely Knoll Tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen. It features a beautifully grained black marble top and white base. We acquired this table out of the estate of an antique dealer...
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20th Century American Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Knoll Tulip Dining/Conference Table or Desk in White Marble
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Table designed for the work space having a center hole to run computer and telephone wires. It features beautiful calacatta marbl...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table for Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A nice 54" sized iconic tulip dining table with a white laminate top and white coated steel base, The table retains the original label by Knoll International with ink stamp dated 197...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Steel

Tulip Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Milano, Lombardia
This is perhaps one of the best-known tables in the history of design, innovative project by Eero Saarinen from the 1950s. Wherever you go to put this table it will be able to create...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Tulip Round Coffee Table by Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Tulip coffee table by Saarinen for Knoll. USA, cira 1960 to 1970. Signed with early Knoll red/white label. Features a 36 inch round top in matte white laminate with matte white...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Saarinen for Knoll Pedestal Dining Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Nice early Saarinen design for Knoll tulip dining table. This example has the 575 Madison Ave Knoll address, it is in very good original condition, showing only light cosmetic wear, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Eero Saarinen Oval Marble Tulip Dining Table by Knoll 1970s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Aachen, NW
Fine and very nice oval tulip dining table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. The Calacatta marble has an amazing structure and this example comes in a very good condition. T...
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1970s Italian Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Pedestal Dining Table w/ Round Laminate Top
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Pedestal Dining Table, originally designed in 1956 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. This particular piece was produced in the USA in the 1960s. The base is formed of cast iron w...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Iron

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Pedestal Dining Table in White Laminate 47"
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an early Saarinen Pedestal Dining Table, Model 174W, originally designed in 1956 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. This particular piece was produced circa early 1960s. The base is...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Iron

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' Dining Table with Carrara Marble Top
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Asheville, NC
Mid Century 1950s Tulip dining table by Finish designer Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. The table has a beautiful Calacatta marble top and aluminum base, marked. 54”Diameter...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Early Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' Dining Table with Carrara Marble Top
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Mortsel, BE
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 'Tulip' dining table, Carrara marble, metal, United States, 1950s/1960s This distinguished pedestal table from the Tulip collection was concei...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Saarinen for Knoll White Marble Oval Tulip Dining Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning marble top 78 inch oval Saarinen Tulip table by Knoll. We purchased 2 1960's era 78 inch table's with only one vintage base. We managed to find a 1990's era Genuine Knoll ...
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20th Century American Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Knoll Tulip Round Dining Table with Wood Top
By Eero Saarinen
Located in London, GB
The Knoll Tulip Round Dining Table with Wood Top is an iconic design by Eero Saarinen. Known for its elegant and timeless design, this table features a sleek white pedestal base and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Knoll by Eero Saarinen Oak Wooden Oval Pedestal Dining Table
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957, and manufactured by Knoll, the Pedestal Collection has become one of the most iconic furniture designs of the 20th century. Taking five...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Early Vintage Eero Saarinen Tulip Table, Carrara Marble
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Vintage Eero Saarinen Tulip Table, Carrara Marble with Cast Aluminum Base Signed underside Knoll Dimensions: 28.25" high 78" wide 48" deep
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1950s American Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble

Vintage Black Marble Tulip Oval Dining Table By Eero Saarinen For Knoll, 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Nice oval shaped vintage black on black marble tulip dining table, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. This timeless des...
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1960s Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1960s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Lasne, BE
Round table with marble top and aluminium base designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll International. Wear due to time and age of the table.
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1960s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum

American white round dining table Tulip by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, 2007
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in MIlano, IT
American white round dining table Tulip by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, 2007 Dining table mod. Tulip with round top in white laminate. The leg of...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Eero Saarinen 78” Oval White Laminate Dining or Center Table for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Miami, FL
White laminate oval 78” top with white lacquered tulip pedestal base dining or center table designed by Eero Saarinen and manufactured by Knoll International. Maintains Knoll label. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Laminate

Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BAARLO, LI
Iconic and original 'Tulip' dining table with a wooden top from the 1970s. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956. The table is in very good vintage condition, with slight signs of use. M...
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1950s American Space Age Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Eero Saarinen Knoll Oval Tulip Dining Table 66x38" Blond Wood Top Black Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Signed and dated Eero Saarinen for Knoll oval Tulip dining table in blond wood with oval plastic-coated cast-aluminum base. This table ha...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, United States, 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Round dining table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, originating in the United States in the 1970s. This table is crafted with an elegant aluminum tulip base and a sleek lami...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Early Tulip Table Cast Iron Base & White Laminate 54"
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in 1957 by Eero Saarinen, this table was produced by Knoll shortly thereafter, dated to circa 1961 by the label un the underside, making this one of the earliest tables out ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Iron

Spectacular Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Dining Table in Verde Alpi Marble
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Truly spectacular Tulip dining table in Verdi Alpi marble. Expertly designed by legendary Eero Saarinen and manufactured by Knoll. 47 inches in diameter. It accommodates 4-6 side cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Saarinen Oval Table with Levanto Marble Top
By Eero Saarinen
Located in London, GB
(almost) New Saarinen Oval Dining Table, designed by Eero Saarinen and made by Knoll Studio in Italy c. 2023. The table features a Levanto marbl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Small Round Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Small Round Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1960s
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table Marble Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Berlin, BE
Beautiful tulip dining table with a beautiful marble top by the famous Designer Eero Saarinen.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Steel

47" Walnut Pedestal Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
This iteration of Eero Saarinen's 1957 pedestal dining table, a modernist classic, features a round walnut top on a white cast aluminum base. The 47-inch diameter seats up to six peo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Knoll Mid Century Original Vintage Round Saarinen Tulip Table
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Baltimore, MD
Classic Mid-Century Modern original, round Saarinen Tulip pedestal table for Knoll designed by Eero Saarinen (USA 1910-1961) for Knoll Furniture International in 1956. Comfortably se...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Tulip Table
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
The iconic tulip table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. White laminate top.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' Dining Table with Carrara Marble Top
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 'Tulip' dining table, Carrara marble, metal, United States, 1950s/1960s This iconic pedestal table from the Tulip collection is designed by Ee...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Mid-century Round White Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century Round White Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Italy, 1960s
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1960s Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble

1958 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates Early 36 in Marble Tulip Dining Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a very rare and early tulip dining table from pedestal collection, designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll Associates. This example retains an original Kno...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

20th Century Eero Saarinen Knoll Table mod Tulip in Calacatta Marble, 70s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Turin, Turin
Eero Saarinen, born in Finland in 1910, moved to the US in 1923, where he grew and graduated from Yale in 1934. He met Charles Eames, with whom he collaborated and won the 1st prize ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 60" Tulip Table in Arabescato Marble
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
A very gently used Eero Saarinen for Knoll tulip table. In a beautiful Arabescato marble with a white base. This is ready for you immediately!. The image cast a yellowish to the tabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Black Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Lasne, BE
Black marble table with black aluminium legs. Stamped knoll under the foot and shelf. Wear due to time and age of the table.
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2010s Central American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum

Eero Saarinen Knoll Tulip Round Dining Table 54" DIA Arabescato Marble Glossy
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This Eero Saarinen Tulip dining table was made for distribution by Knoll and was a huge success. This one is rare due to its size (54" round), being larger than most others on the ma...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Tulip, Eero Saarinen Pedestal Round Table, by Knoll, 1970, Top in White Marble
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Milan, IT
Tulip, Eero Saarinen Pedestal round table, by knoll, 1970. Round table, with marble top and white aluminum structure. Design by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Dimensions Height: 70cm Diame...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Knoll Saarinen Table with Custom Ice White Ceramic Top
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
60? Knoll Saarinen table with custom top Iconic, classic vintage table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. Custom ceramic top....
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Ceramic

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Mid Century Tulip Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Countryside, IL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll mid century Tulip table This dining table measures: 47.25 wide x 47.25 deep x 28.5 inches high, with a chair clearan...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
Saarinen's iconic design never goes out of style and works beautifully with almost any dining chairs. This wonderful vintage example from 1967 features a heavy base of cast iron supp...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Steel

1960’s Saarinen Oval Marble Top Dining Table for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
1960's Eero Saarinen Oval Marble Top Dining Table for Knoll. Tulip style base is enameled aluminum.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Eero Saarinen Vintage Pedastal Table for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Chicago, IL
The Eero Saarinen Tulip Table for Knoll is a classic and iconic piece of furniture that has been a mainstay in modern design since its creation in the 1950s. The table's distinctive ...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Granite, Iron

Eero Saarinen white laminate Tulip Dining Table by Knoll Switzerland. ca. 1970.
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Geneva, CH
Eero Saarinen White Laminate Tulip Dining table by Knoll Switzerland, circa 1970. Saarinen began studies in sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He the...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Laminate

Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1970s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Boom, Vlaams Gewest
This gorgeous piece is an absolute eye catcher! Tulip base is signed underneath with ‘Knoll International’.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Eero Saarinen Oval Marble Tulip Dining Table by Knoll 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Aachen, NW
Fine and very nice "small" oval tulip dining table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. The Calacatta marble has an amazing structure and this example comes in a very good cond...
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1970s Italian Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Table in Marble by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, USA 1958.
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Lot/Drogenbos, BE
Oval table in marble model "Tulip" designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International 1958. Original varnish removed as it had yellowed, now protected with a product that gives depth...
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17th Century American Antique Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Knoll Saarinen Oval Carrara Marble Top Pedestal Dining Table 96"
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Knoll Saarinen Oval Carrara Marble Top Pedestal Dining Table 96" Twenty-first century production of the 1957 Eero Saarinen design for...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum

Eero Saarinen Oval Tulip Dining Table Marble Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Berlin, BE
Beautiful oval tulip dining table with a beautiful marble top by the famous Designer Eero Saarinen.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Steel

Aresbescato Marble Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Studio
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
This dining table in Aresbescato Marble is designed in 1957 by Eero Saarinen. Measure: 60". Manufactured in 2015 by Knoll International. The marble table top has a transparent polye...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Classic Modernist Tulip Table Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Italy
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Modernist dining table designed by Eero Saarinen manufactured by Knoll, newer production, made in Italy, Retains original labels, in Excellent original condition. Measure: 36".
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Eero Saarinen dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Eero Saarinen dining room tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Eero Saarinen dining room tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dining room tables by Eero Saarinen were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider dining room tables by Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, and Edward Wormley. Prices for Eero Saarinen dining room tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,600 and can go as high as $38,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,304.
Questions About Eero Saarinen Dining Room Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An Eero Saarinen table is 28.25” high. It comes in a variety of widths, with a 42” round table seating 4 to 5 people. You can shop a selection of Eero Saarinen designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    With a cast iron or aluminum alloy base, rest assured, the tulip table is indeed sturdy. With its centrally-placed leg, the style of the table was designed to be functional and structurally solid. You’ll find a variety of tulip tables from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Eero Saarinen was originally from Finland. He was born in Kirkkonummi in 1910. In 1923, his family moved to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The architect and designer lived in the U.S. for much of the remainder of his life. He died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1991. Shop a selection of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect and designer and a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best-known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Saarinen’s designs for Knoll, such as the Womb chair, Tulip chair and Pedestal table, are acclaimed all over the world.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    To pronounce Eero Saarinen, say "EH-row SAH-ruh-nuhn." The architect and designer was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, in 1910 but was raised in Michigan in the United States. Saarinen is known for his sculptural architecture projects as well as the innovative modernist furniture he designed for Knoll.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Eero Saarinen designed many pieces of furniture as well as acclaimed buildings and monuments during his lifetime. Saarinen created the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport, the Gateway Arch in Missouri, and Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Some of Saarinen’s most famous furniture designs include the Pedestal table, the Womb chair and the Tulip chair.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Eero Saarinen is famous for his work as a designer and architect. He was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Saarinen designed the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and many other structures. As a furniture designer, he is best known for his Grasshopper chair, Tulip chair and Womb lounge chair and ottoman. Find a collection of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    No, Eero Saarinen was not a postmodernist. The work of the Finnish-American architect and furniture designer is primarily associated with modernism. His best known designs for seating and tables, created during the 1940s and 1950s, were manufactured by Knoll, a furniture brand and a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States.

    Postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s (Saarinen died in 1961).

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Eero Saarinen's father was Eliel Saarinen, a well-known Finnish-American architect. In 1923, he moved Eero and the rest of his family from their native Finland to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he and his wife Loja taught at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Eliel was named president at Cranbook in 1932.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Eero Saarinen moved the design firm started by his father from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to Hamden, Connecticut, in1961, but no authoritative sources state why. Most likely, he had a desire to be closer to the campus of Yale University. Saarinen graduated from the post-secondary institution in 1934 and designed buildings on the campus. Find a range of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The concept of Eero Saarinen's work was to convey expressive statements through buildings and furniture. The keynotes of his modern designs were simplicity, strength and grace. The organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen's furniture and his best-known structures, like the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, went on to influence generations of architects and designers. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Eero Saarinen furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2024
    Eero Saarinen is considered a modern architect for a number of reasons. An innovative merging of the International Style and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright can be found in his acclaimed building projects and monuments. He worked with steel and concrete, just as his modernist peers had, and the neo-futuristic forms that characterize his architecture are those commonly associated with modernism.

    Through his work as an architect and designer, Saarinen was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Saarinen had a peerless modernist pedigree. His father, Eliel Saarinen, was an eminent Finnish architect who in 1932 became the first head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit. The school became synonymous with progressive design and decorative arts in the United States, and while studying there the younger Saarinen met and befriended several luminaries of mid-century modernism, among them Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames.

    Like all modernist designers of the mid-century era, Saarinen was interested in the new technology and new and venturesome applications for materials that became widely available for the production of domestic goods in the postwar era. Thanks to Florence Knoll, a pioneering designer in her own right, his famous designs for seating and tables, created during the 1940s and 1950s, were manufactured by Knoll, which was a prominent influence in the rise of modern design in the United States.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Eero Saarinen is a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer that worked with a variety of mediums, including steel, glass and concrete. Eero Saarinen is also credited with the creation of some notable styles of furniture, including the Tulip chair. Browse a variety of Eero Saarinen designed furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Eero Saarinen used a variety of materials in his furniture designs. Some of his designs feature hardwood frames, but he didn't work in wood exclusively. His Tulip chair consists of a fiberglass seat mounted on a cast aluminum base. You'll find a range of Eero Saarinen furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The history of Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair dates back to the late 1940s. It was then that designer and entrepreneur Florence Knoll challenged her friend, Eero Saarinen, to create the most comfortable chair ever made. To succeed at the task, Saarinen sought to evoke what he imagined was the comfortable, secure feeling of being in the womb and set out to design the now iconic chair. Production of the Womb chair began in 1948, and it didn't take long for the seat to become a cultural phenomenon. In the decade following its release, it appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial, a New Yorker magazine cartoon and a Norman Rockwell painting on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. Today, Knoll offers the seat in 15 upholstery options, and when Saarinen's famous TWA terminal reopened as a hotel in 2019, Womb chairs were featured prominently in the guest rooms. Explore a collection of Eero Saarinen Womb chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether you can replace Eero Saarinen chair legs depends on the chair. You can most easily swap out the legs on pieces that feature wooden dowels like the Lilac Organic. You will likely find it more difficult to replace legs on chairs that include metal bases like the Executive arm chair or pedestals like the Tulip. You'll find a collection of Eero Saarinen chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    Eero Saarinen believed that the architect's role was to create structures that enhance daily life and inspire people to consider new possibilities. He thought that buildings should suit their intended purpose well and provide comfortable accommodations while at the same time being aesthetically appealing. Some of his best-known structures include the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of Eero Saarinen furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Eero Saarinen’s famed pedestal chairs, although streamlined in appearance, are crafted with a variety of materials from aluminum and molded fiberglass to the plastic-bonded finish. You can shop a selection of Eero Saarinen pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Historians classify Eero Saarinen's St. Louis Gateway Arch as modern architecture. This is due largely to the simple curving shape of the arch and its perfect symmetry. In addition, the arch reflects Neo-futurism, a forward-looking movement that frequently incorporated steel, concrete and glass. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Eero Saarinen furniture designs.

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