The Saarinen Table has become one of the most famous pieces in the Saarinen furniture collection. Created in 1957, this beautiful Saarinen table envelopes the thought and theory behind one of the 20th century's great architects. The Saarinen Tulip Table shown here is a favorite as it can be used in a variety of spaces, but is most commonly used as a dining table. Constructed of cast aluminum, the Saarinen table flows from top to bottom and from side to side in a fluid exchange of lines.
Eero Saarinen is widely regarded as one of the most influential architects and industrial designers of the 20th century. Such landmark architectural designs as the TWA terminal at JFK Airport and the Terminal at Dulles Airport are still in use, while such designs as the Tulip Table and Womb Chair are still in production and widely used around the world.
This Saarinen table has a lacquered cast aluminum base in white or black and stands 28 1/4" in height. The Saarinen table base is treated with a clear protective finish to resist scratches, stains and scuffs. Saarinen table stone tops are protected with a natural wax finish or finished with a protective polyester sheet.
Eero Saarinen was brought up in a home of artistic creativity as his father, Eliel, was a famous industrial designer and urban planner in his own right. Eero received much of his formal education at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and at Yale University. At these prestigious universities Eero Saarinen developed his own style moving away from the functional modernist styles of Breuer, van der Rohe and Gropius. This second generation of modernism would be further developed alongside such designers as Charles Eames and Florence Knoll.
Perhaps the landmark moment for Saarinen’s designs came in 1940-1941 during the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. It was at this competition that Saarinen received prizes for two categories – seating and other living room furnishings.
Made in Italy.
Dimensions: Height 28 1/4" Diameter 39 1/4"
Materials: Saarinen table with white, black or matte silver lacquered cast aluminum base and choice of marble laminate top. White, black and silver bases available in glossy or matte finish.
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