In his purist approach to design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought out
the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural
solution. "The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing,
unrestful world," explained Saarinen. "I wanted to clear up the slum of
legs." In his pedestal collection, which includes a dining, coffee and
side table, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: "Every
significant piece of furniture has a holistic structure." Winner of the
1969 Museum of Modern Art Award.
Construction notes: Base is constructed from molded cast aluminum
polished and coated in tough, abrasion-resistant rilsan finish (black
& white). Platinum bases consist of a highly resilient polyurethane
enamel wet coat with a clear satin finish.
* laminate top: an exceptionally durable plastic surface. Highly
resistant to most chemicals & extensive wear. 1.06" bevel-edged
satin smooth laminate