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Knoll ® Saarinen Oval Dining Table

''The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world,'' said esteemed Finnish designer Eero Saarinen. ''I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.'' Thus in 1957 Saarinen unveiled his ground-breaking collection of pedestal coffee, dining and side tables, whose simple elegance has endured for 50 years. Stylish and modern, the Saarinen Oval Dining Table is a design masterpiece that fits seamlessly into any environment.

Eero Saarinen might be considered by some to be a purist when it came to his approach towards architecture and interior design. He sought the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution within an overall unity of design. When he designed his pedestal collection, including the Oval Dining Table, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: ''Every significant piece of furniture from the past has a holistic structure.'' To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Saarinen's revolutionary Tulip Collection, Knoll has introduced a platinum finish option and has reintroduced teak and rosewood tabletop finishes. *This product is made to order and thus customer orders cannot be canceled once the products go into production


  • Each authentic Knoll product is stamped with the Knoll Logo and designer signature and includes a certificate of authenticity
  • Base made of heavy molded aluminum
  • Sustainable design is a key component of Knoll's environmental focus. Knoll's commitment to social responsibility and a healthy environment has prompted the company to further articulate its longstanding environmental programs and, with encouragement and support from colleagues in the industry, Knoll has re-energized its focus on such ''green'' initiatives as life cycle analysis and LEED&#174 certification. Knoll is proud to have contributed to projects that have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Saarinen tables with laminate, natural marble and granite tabletops are Greenguard certified.
  • Should you discover shortly after receiving your Saarinen Table that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost. .
  • Transparent polyester coat helps prevent use-associated stains
  • Made in the United States
  • Base is strap-polished and coated in tough, abrasion-resistant rilsan finish
  • Made of 3/4''-thick granite in a protective sealer with black finish
  • Please note that marbles with polyester coating will yellow over time

Product Details:

  • Top Material: Granite; Marble
  • Base Material: Metal
  • Style: Modern; Traditional
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Table Base Type: Pedestal


Large - Calacatta Coated Marble Size / Finish

  • Overall: 28.25" H x 96" L x 54" W

About the Designer

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen Finland (1910 - 1961)

Eero Saarinen shared the same birthday as his father, Eliel Saarinen. They emigrated to the United States of America in 1923, when Eero was thirteen. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was a teacher at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and he took courses in sculpture and furniture design there. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll (née Schust). Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He then went on to study at the Yale School of Architecture, completing his studies in 1934. Subsequently, he toured Europe and North Africa for a year and returned for a year to his native Finland, after which he returned to Cranbrook to work for his father and teach at the academy. He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1940. Saarinen was recruited by Donal McLaughlin, an architectural school friend from his Yale days, to join the military service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Saarinen was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House. Saarinen worked full time for the OSS until 1944. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen founded his own architect's office, "Eero Saarinen and Associates". Eero Saarinen died of a brain tumor in 1961 at the age of 51

Knoll ® Saarinen Oval Dining Table

Weights & Dimensions

Large - Calacatta Coated Marble Size / Finish

  • Overall: 28.25" H x 96" L x 54" W

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Medium Dining Table: 28.5'' H x 78'' W x 47.75'' D
  • Large Dining Table: 28.5'' H x 96'' W x 54''
  • Length : 96".


Base Finish: WhiteDistressed: No
Top Material: Granite; MarbleBase Material: Metal
Reclaimed Wood: NoFormal or Casual Setting: Casual
Style: Modern; TraditionalSeating Capacity: 4
Table Base Type: PedestalTable Shape: Round
Country of Manufacture: United States 

About the Manufacturer

With a long history of design innovation for the home, workplace, and in textiles, Knoll continues to play a large part in the foundations of Modern Design. Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and continued after his death by his wife Florence Knoll, the company has produced a long line of award-winning and museum worthy designs from virtually every top designer in modern design.


The Saarinen Oval Dining Table is a Modern or Traditional style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. Traditional style furniture and decor tends to look heavy with an heirloom type quality. Common wood tones are darker shades of mahogany and walnut. Traditional style tends to feature pieces with tufted cushions and nailhead accents. You can shop for more Modern or Traditional Dining Tables in the Restaurant section of our site.

Knoll ® Saarinen Oval Dining Table

Questions & Answers (3)


“Hello, how sturdy is this table?” asked by Tyler

"Hi Tyler, the Saarinen table is extremely sturdy." Kelsey from Wayfair


“Hi, how many chairs can the table fit?” asked by Camilla

"Hi Camilla, the table can fit 6 chairs." Sean from Wayfair


“Hi, what is the length of the large table?” asked by Harrison

"Hi Harrison, the large table is 96" long." Tenley from Wayfair

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A classic

from Boston

My parents bought these tables in the late '60s when they first married. They still look great. In the divorce they each got different pieces. My mom has this dining room table and had it restored when the laminate on the top started to separate a few years ago. The repair wasn't expensive and the table looks white and sleek as ever. Dad's other Knoll pieces are doing great too. They went Knoll crazy all those years ago! Interesting to see it popular again. The reason for this review is to give a bit of advice. The table and the matching Tulip chairs are very very heavy. If you buy the table, I would not get the Tulip chairs that swivel. As kids we were always banging the side of the swivel chairs into the table, and getting yelled at. We didn't even mean to swivel them, it just happened when trying to push and wiggle out of the heavy chairs. If you are looking at the Tulips, save yourself some wear and tear and get the kind that don't swivel!

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Stunning looking, but high maintenance

from Davis, CA – Verified Buyer

I bought this in coated marble top in medium size. It looks stunning in my formal dinning room with a FLOS track light. I wish I bought the large size, though. The medium size can sit 6-8 people comfortably, but I had to squeeze in 11 people a couple of times, and clearly this is not a comfortable solution. Also, one really needs to be careful with the coated marble top. Once I let a small wine stain sit there for a whole night and then couldn't get it off. In a panic mode, I scrubbed it rather hard which scratched off the coating. I called Knoll to see whether they can fix it, but did not receive much help. Was only told that I need to seal that part, otherwise air will get in and the entire coating can bubble up! Finally found an Internet forum discussing the maintenance of this table; followed the suggestions there and bought a stone coating solution to fix the problem. The scratch is still noticeable since that part is not glossy as the rest of the table top, but so far no bubbling (it has been a year now).

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