Refining his ideas through full scale models and endlessly modifying the shape with clay until the table fulfilled his vow of eliminating the ‘slum of legs’ found beneath chairs and table, the simple, sweeping, structural curves and machine-like rationalism of the Knoll Saarinen Tulip Oval Side Table has made it into one of the most iconic designs of the mid-century modern era. Knoll have been working with marble for over fifty years, each table is produced by highly trained and skilled craftsmen that have created a table of incredible sculptural beauty. The Knoll logo is located on the underside of the base.
Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was incredibly influential in shaping the postwar American modern design movement. Born in Finland Eero Saarinen was the son of architect Eliel Saarinen, one of the founders of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.