Modern Classic by Eero Saarinen
It is very likely that everyone has seen a table by Eero Saarinen. This understated Modern Classic design is probably the most recognizable collection of tables in the past 50 years.Originally introduced in 1956 this classic is a true staple in modern furniture.
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.