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Black Marble Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' Pedestal Dining Table, Signed

$4,100
$5,400 24% Off

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This 54" round black marble Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Tulip' pedestal dining table is perfect for todays modern interiors. Signed underneath with Saarinen's signature, this Knoll Pedestal table was produced in 2014 it Italy per the Knoll date stamped sticker label. Consider using this large classic Mid-Century Modern 54" diameter Knoll Tulip pedestal table with black marble top and black finished base as a dining table, a meeting or a conference table, a games table, or as a center table. Looks great with the classic go-to Tulip chairs or mix it up with something unique such as Scarpa chairs, Milo Baughman chairs or Vladimir Kagan dining chairs. Contact us for our current selection of dining chairs or see our other listings. MEASUREMENTS: H 28.5" x D 54" *Top can be extended up to 2" for additional height if desired by using wood spacers. CONDITION: Good vintage condition with light wear and patina. Some scratches and hazing to the finish as can be seen in the photos. Some minor shallow chips to the finish that don't appear to extend down to the marble. Should be possible to polish the clear coat finish to the top to remove the shallow indentations, scratches and hazing. Presents well and ready for immediate use or can be polished to a like-new condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Eero Saarinen (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Design
    Saarinen Pedestal TableSaarinen Pedestal Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.5 in. (72.39 cm)Diameter: 54 in. (137.16 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2014
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition with light wear including scratches and hazing to finish. Presents well and ready for immediate use. See description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330226573832

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Design

Pedestal Table

Designed by Eero Saarinen
Finnish-American architect and furniture maker Eero Saarinen (1910–61) declared that he “wanted to clear up the slum of legs” crowded beneath tables. Enter his Pedestal collection, which Knoll launched in 1958. The collection included chairs, stools and tables of various sizes all balanced on a single supporting leg. Saarinen got his start in furniture as a student at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, where his father, architect Eliel Saarinen, was director. Some of Eero’s earliest work was designing furniture for Kingswood, a Cranbrook school for girls that opened in 1931. The pieces included a table with four gathered legs in order to make room for both people and chairs’ legs. At Cranbrook Academy, Saarinen met Florence Knoll, who would become a lifelong friend and professional partner, especially when she was leading the Knoll furniture company. He also met fellow designer Charles Eames, and together they created the molded plywood Organic chair, which placed first in the 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As with Saarinen’s future practice, the Organic chair was emblematic of a design approach that was informed by a consideration of the human body as well as the possibilities of new machine processes. Although America’s involvement in World War II disrupted plans to manufacture the Organic chair, Saarinen continued to explore organic shapes in industrial design. His interest in using seamless plastic forms was clear with his Pedestal series, but the technology was not advanced enough for their stability. Instead, the Pedestal table and its accompanying Tulip armchairs were comprised of cast-aluminum bases. Each table, stool and chair was crafted with a single, tapered cylindrical leg that descends to a base that flares into a circle, giving the illusion of being one piece. Like his Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the series’ pieces appear to float, and although austere in silhouette, they reflect intense attention to engineering. The Pedestal table was released with several additional options, including marble and wood veneer for its round and oval tops for dining, side and coffee tables. Because of their modest footprint on a room and streamlined design, these tables can harmonize with nearly any interior style. The Pedestal table’s status as a modern classic has inspired numerous imitators, but Saarinen’s original — still manufactured by Knoll — maintains the grace and quality that distinguishes it from the rest.
About the Seller
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such designers as Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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