Saarinen Tulip Oval Dining Table
Sculptural Mid-Century Dining at its Best
The Saarinen Tulip Oval Dining Table is a fully customizable replica of Eero Saarinen's iconic tulip-style pedestal-base classic dining table, and preserves the long-lasting quality, sculptural allure and versatile function of the original. Staying true to form, the Saarinen Tulip Oval Dining Table features an ultra-strong molded cast-aluminum base available in different finish options. Its classic-inspired 77" wide oval top features an engineered wood construction and will comfortably seat up to eight guests. It is available in a variety of American-harvested eco-friendly FSC-certified wood veneers, as well as painted white or black finishes.
Now a mid-century modern icon, the Saarinen Dining Table was created out of a need to beautify and simplify dining spaces. What Saarinen saw as an often unrestful and confusing world, his pedestal or "tulip" series (which included tables and chairs), would simplify the "slum of legs" that existed under the table in people's homes. The Pedestal Collection offered a clean alternative to four-legged tables & chairs. The design process was an iterative one that involved modeling each piece at 1/4 scale and refining until Eero Saarinen was certain that the end product was structurally capable and sculpturally beautiful.