Tops are available in bevel-edged satin smooth laminate, and in the following veneers: natural maple, oak, ebonised oak, walnut, 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 dining tables stand 72cm high with marble tops and 73cm high with laminate and wooden tops and range in diameter from 91cm to 152cm.
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.