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Saarinen Round Dining Table by Knoll. 47"

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  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
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Saarinen Dining Table
Round Surface, 47" Wide

designed by Eero Saarinen
from Knoll

At A Glance:
Saarinen Dining TableThe Saarinen Dining Table is aptly described as having graceful curves and polished surfaces. And with a pedestal base beyond compare it is slight, modern, and impossibly elegant. Created by (you guessed it) Eero Saarinen, this is the ultimate distillation of a kitchen or dining room table. Perfectly round, perfectly symmetrical, and perfectly modern, it's a classic piece from an all time great designer.

What's To Like:

  • The table is a true classic - we're not just saying that!
  • Having one in your home is a like having a work of art (that you can eat on).
  • It's also like having a work of art that you've collaborated on, because it's available in a wide range of finishes and materials.

What's Not to Like:
This is an uber-modern table. If your kitchen is wood accented, or has a rustic or southern feel, this table can really clash with what you've got going on. It's sleek and contemporary, to a fault. But if you love it, you probably know just where to use it.

The Bottom Line:
The Eero Saarinen Dining Table is - first and foremost - a pure table. It is the work of an essentialist who boiled concepts and functions down to their basic attributes. The Saarinen Dining Table is an effectively beautiful structure, but never a showy or unnecessary one. From Saarinen himself: "The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world. I wanted to clear up the slum of legs." To accomplish this, the Saarinen Dining Table is on a pedestal, unencumbered by the "slum of legs," and easy to use for the whole family.

The chance to own an all time classic piece of furniture is hard to pass up. But make sure it's going to fit into your kitchen or dining room!

Features:

  • Overall dimensions: 28.25" h x 47" diameter
  • Seats up to 5
  • Cast aluminum base
  • Black and white bases have a Rilsan finish
  • Platinum base has a polyurethane enameled, clear satin finish
  • Top is marble, laminate, or wood, according to your choice
  • Some assembly required

Care and maintenance:
It is strongly recommended that placemats be employed when using the table. As with any piece of furniture, we recommend that you use adequate heat protection when placing hot dishes on your table.

This table has a metal base. Lift table when moving it or place floor-protecting pads on the bottom of the base to ensure that your floor is not marked or damaged.

The Saarinen Dining Table also comes in the following sizes:
36" Wide Round Table
42" Wide Round Table
54" Wide Round Table
60" Wide Round Table
78" Wide Oval Table
96" Wide Oval Table

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
The Saarinen Dining Table has a marble, laminate, or wood top along with a cast aluminum or platinum base. Black and white bases are coated in a tough Rilsan finish.

Dimensions:
28.25" h x 47.25" w

Environmental Information

The Saarinen Table in laminate, natural marble, veneer, or granite top is Greenguard certified.

About The Manufacturer

Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.

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Designer

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Knoll was well known for utilizing European talent, and many items in their furniture collection were designed by Scandinavians. Eero Saarinen, originally from Finland, would become one of the most renowned designers of the mid-twentieth century. After studying architecture at Yale, Saarinen collaborated with contemporary Charles Eames and designed numerous furniture classics and buildings that would help define American style and aesthetics.

Saarinen's most famous works in the Knoll collection are the Womb Chair and Tulip Chair, but he also designed a series of dining and side tables as well as office-oriented chairs. His architectural achievements include the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Dulles Airport in Washington DC.

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It is really more than just a table!

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Comments about Knoll 47" Round Saarinen Dining Table:

This is a true double threat piece of furniture. While it is a table, and a functional one at that, it is also truly a piece of art. It is lovely, and its design is so fluid. This is a piece that I will never be parting with.

 
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It's really a functional piece of art

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Comments about Knoll 47" Round Saarinen Dining Table:

I could not be happier with this purchase. It is one of the most stunning dining room tables you can buy. And it may be an optical illusion, but the lack of four legs makes the space the table resides in, appear larger than it actual is.

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Shipping & Delivery

White Glove Delivery: $152.82 per item

White Glove Delivery


If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.


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    what is the diameter/size of the base ?
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      The base of the 47" Saarinen Round Dining Table measures 20" in diameter.

      Answered on 4/21/2015 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
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Warranty


Structural components are warranted for 5 years.

Leather, upholstery, and finish are warranted for 3 years.

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