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  • Knoll Sale Feature: Saarinen Pedestal Collection

    Eero Saarinen - image: knoll.com Eero Saarinen - image: knoll.com

     

    It's not that uncommon for a coffee table to have a matching side table, but it is not all that often that your side table matches your dining table. Eero Saarinen took a great design and made it great three times over again. Well... four times over if you count the oval dining table as a separate piece (and I do, because that just makes an AHmazing desk). And, if we include the chairs, this Tulip collection grows even greater.

     

    Oval Marble Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com Oval Marble Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    Marble Detail - image: knoll.com Marble Detail - image: knoll.com

     

    While the Saarinen tulip base dining table is large with a solid marble top and substantial surface, it is visually light and airy with an elegant singular base that appears to be effortlessly elevating the beveled edge table top.

     

    Saarinen Side Table with cherry wood top by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Image: knoll.com Saarinen Side Table with cherry wood top by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Image: knoll.com

     

    The pedestal collection was the result of a five year design investigation by Eero and the development team at Knoll. Saarinen's major goal of this endeavor was to eliminate the "ugly, confusing, unrestful world"* of multiple legs scattered beneath chairs and table tops - a "slum of legs"* as he referred to the problem.

     

    Saarinen Dining Table and Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com Saarinen Dining Table and Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

    It seems he has accomplished his goal with top marks; the tulip bases often steal the show - which is unusual since the seat or table top itself is usually the focus when admiring a piece of furniture.

     

    Saarinen Coffee Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com Saarinen Coffee Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    The Saarinen Coffee Table also features the slim, pedestal base and choice of wood, laminate or marble table top. Also available in a round or oval shape, this is a piece that you can truly configure to perfectly match your space - in scale and aesthetic.

    All the Saarinen tables are on SALE now at grshop.com for 15% off until October 1st!
    View these products and the rest of the Knoll catalogue here.

    *source: knoll.com

     

     

  • Knoll Sale Feature: Maya Lin Stones

     

    Maya Lin - Designer, Sculptor and Architect - image: knoll.com Maya Lin - Designer, Sculptor and Architect - image: knoll.com

     

    Just as Harry Bertoia's wire furniture lives on both sides of the line between furniture and art, Maya Lin enjoys the same dual purpose with her Stones collection - introduced in 1998 in celebration of Knoll's 60th anniversary.

    Stones collection by Maya Lin for Knoll Stones collection by Maya Lin for Knoll

     

    The famed architect, Lin, wanted to create a piece of furniture that wasn't inspired by western ideas of what a chair or a table should look like. She was instead inspired by pre-Columbian art, Chinese porcelain pillows, and the rolling hills of Ohio where she grew up.

    "It goes back to a childhood fascination we all have—that moment when you discover that the earth is round…and you walk around trying to see that curve." - Maya Lin, designer bio - source: knoll.com

    Stones Coffee Table by Maya Lin for Knoll - image: knoll.com Stones Coffee Table by Maya Lin for Knoll - image: knoll.com

    Maya Lin Child's Stone for Knoll - image: knoll.com Maya Lin Child's Stone for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    Subtlety is a common thread throughout Maya Lin's work and that certainly is true her Stones collection. Simplistic, yet sophisticated shapes make up the colourful collection of chairs that double as side tables and a coffee table that could easily double as a low bench.

    Stones Adult Seat by Maya Lin for Knoll - image: knoll.com Stones Adult Seat by Maya Lin for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    Stones are made of 100% recycled material and are approved by Knoll for outdoor use. They're not specifically made for the patio though - try them in the living room, office or playroom for a splash of colour. Order one of Maya Lin's Stone seats or coffee table for 15% less during the annual Knoll sale on now until October 1st!

     

     

  • Knoll Sale Feature: Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen

    Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair is classic and comfort all wrapped up into one. "Wrapped up" is also you feel when you're sitting in this iconic design. Curl your legs up, snuggle up to one side or put your feet up on the matching footstool - this chair is truly meant to lounge in.

     

    Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen - image: knoll.com Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    When Florence Knoll suggested the idea of a large chair to Eero Saarinen, he said "...I want a chair that is like a basket full of pillows…something I can curl up in". Saarinen certainly fulfilled this request and added a striking sculptural silhouette to boot.

     

    Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    The Womb Chair is available in three sizes (including one for the kids!) and two base finish options: polished chrome and black. For upholstery, Knoll also offers a variety of fabrics and textiles from classic to contemporary, solid textures to leather.

     

    Womb Chair in black leather by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com Womb Chair in black leather by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll - image: knoll.com

     

    Save 15% on the Womb Chair now until October 1st during the annual Knoll sale. View the Womb Chair and the matching footstool at grshop.com.

     

     

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