Eero Saarinen Knoll Marble Dining Table

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Eero Saarinen marble 42 inch round pedestal dining table. Top is Bianco marble (extra white with very little marbling) and no longer available, just polished (honed) to a sheen. Base has Knoll cast mark and is perfect.
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Creator
Eero Saarinen (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1990
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Aluminum
Marble
Condition
Excellent. Mint, as new .
Dimensions
28.25 in. H
72 cm H
Diameter
42
Dealer Location
Philadelphia, PA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU84306864493

About Eero Saarinen (Designer)

Through his work as an architect and designer, Eero 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 (opened 1962), Dulles International Airport in Virginia (1962) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1965).

     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.

     At Cranbrook, Saarinen also met Florence Schust Knoll, who, as director of her husband Hans Knoll's eponymous furniture company, would put Saarinen’s best designs into production. These include the “Grasshopper” chair, designed in 1946 and so named because its angled bentwood frame resembles the insect; the “Tulip” chair (1958), a flower-shaped fiberglass shell mounted on a cast-aluminum pedestal; and the lushly contoured “Womb” lounge chair and ottoman (1948). In his furniture as in his architecture, the keynotes of Eero Saarinen’s designs are simplicity, strength and grace.

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159 N 3rd St.
Philadelphia PA 19106
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(215) 867-5090
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