Knoll Saarinen Maple Side Table 20″

Knoll Saarinen Side Table Maple 20"

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Perhaps one of the most enduring and most recognized design objects created in the 20th century, Eero Saarinen’s extensive Pedestal Group Collection for Knoll included dining tables in various sizes, coffee and side tables in various sizes, a chair, an armchair, and a stool. This collection was the last that Saarinen designed and completes his career-long quest to visually clarify the structure of furniture. As he frankly expressed in 1956 to Time Magazine. . . “the undercarriage of chairs and tables in a typical interior makes an ugly, confusing, unrestful world. I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.” By having designed each piece in the collection with “a single leg” presented as a central stem, Saarinen ultimately simplified the form and engendered a thoroughly modern aesthetic.