saarinen outdoor coffee table
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 heavy cast aluminum polished and coated in tough, abrasion-resistant rilsan finish (black & white). Engineered Vetro Bianco top is offered in .75" thick with a beveled edge. It is bright white, nonporous and more compact than most granites. Comprised of 93% fused quartz. It does not yellow or stain and is scratch resistant. Suitable for outdoors.