Tops are available in bevel-edged satin smooth laminate or in santos rosewood and teak. Coated marble tops feature a transparent polyester coating to help eliminate use-associated stains. Base is constructed from moulded, cast aluminium. White and black bases are protected with Rilsan. Platinum base has a polyurethane coat with transparent finish. Round and oval coffee tables stand between 36cm and 39cm high and range in width from 51cm to 91cm in diameter. Round and oval side tables stand at 52cm high and range in width from 41cm to 51cm. Height may vary of one cm whether the top is laminate, veneer or marble.
The furnishings created by Saarinen for Knoll, which include the famous, revolutionary Tulip collection from 1957, have become major design icons of the postwar era. In his approach to architecture and furniture design, Eero Saarinen combined essential simplicity and very striking formal invention. His collection of pieces with “chalice” legs, including low tables and dining tables, epitomizes his ideal of formal unity.