Saarinen

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Eero Saarinen's graceful 1956 design inspired our Saarinen table. The modernist designer strove to eliminate any extraneous parts, including typical table legs. The result is a sculptural form that elevates any space.

  • cast aluminum base
  • white Carrara or black Nero Marquina marble

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Saarinen

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Room & BoardSaarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (18)
  • Quality construction (15)
  • Easy to clean (11)
  • Good price / value (9)
  • Durable finish (7)

Cons

  • Shows water marks (6)
  • Difficult to clean (4)
  • Poor finish (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Formal dining (12)
  • Kitchen (7)
  • Desk (3)
  • Work table (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (13), Mid-century modern (12), Eclectic (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4)

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5.0

fabulous dining

By modern dining

from cambridge, MA

Style Mid-century modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Great Design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal dining

    Customer comments about Saarinen 47r Dining Table:

    very happy
    best service, prices and products at room and board

    have been a loyal customer since 2000

    • I live in a:
    • Apartment/condo
    • This product is used in my:
    • Dining area

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    5.0

    Great Table

    By ajc0000017

    from Washington, DC

    Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • Great Design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desk
      • Food prep

      Customer comments about Saarinen 47r Dining Table:

      This is beautiful table.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I have to comment on the excellent service that Room & Board provided. I bought a floor model version at a discount. When they moved the table to the warehouse, they broke it. Room and Board called, informed me of the situation, and asked me to choose another delivery date for the new table they are replacing it with, at the discounted price. Great Service!

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area

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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Beautiful but disappointing

      By Gemini

      from Seattle, WA

      Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Design

      Cons

      • Difficult to clean
      • Shows water marks

      Best Uses

      • Formal dining

      Customer comments about Saarinen 47r Dining Table:

      I love this table and have coveted it for years. It is about 2K cheaper at R&B than at other retail stores and now I know why. I know that stone can absorb liquids, so I was planning to be careful with red wine, coffee, etc. But with the very first use, I set down some water glasses which left rings on the marble. I'm terribly disappointed - how can a table used for dining be this prone to water? I returned the table and was charged a 10% fee.

      If you want the real Saarinen table, pay full price and get it elsewhere. You get what you pay for.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Yes. I was relieved that Customer Service would allow me to return it.

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      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area

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      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Condo living

      from Baltimore, MD

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to clean
        • Poor finish
        • Shows water marks

        Best Uses

          Customer comments about Room & Board Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table:

          Just paid $480 to restore and seal table top - I haven't had a year yet. I hope the seal works better than what was provided at purchase. Not a table for use.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Dining area

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          1.0

          Scratches way too easily

          By Alligator

          from Palo Alto, CA

          Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

          Pros

          • Great Design

          Cons

          • Difficult to clean
          • Expensive
          • Poor finish
          • Shows water marks

          Best Uses

            Customer comments about Room & Board Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table:

            We love the way this table looks but the finish on the marble scratches off way, way too easily, making it very difficult to clean. Major $$$$ spent and the top is already scratched——and by a relatively soft textured sponge. Almost wish I had gotten a cheaper knockoff version elsewhere with a better coat of finish. The design of the table suggests it is meant to be hardy (we thought that's what getting a stone top would mean). Definitely not good if you have kids.

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            5.0

            so pleased with this purchase

            By paige pahlmeyer

            from napa, ca

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Durable finish
            • Easy to clean
            • Great Design
            • Quality construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desk
              • Formal dining
              • Kitchen
              • Work table

              Customer comments about Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table:

              I switched to the oval table at the last minute and so glad I did because it is so distinctive and unique. I only have 4 chairs but am thinking of adding two more.

              Service and delivery comments:

              excellent delivery men,

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              4.0

              downsizing and becoming modern

              By mid century change

              from Larchmont, NY

              Style Classic/traditional, Mid-century modern

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Shows water marks

              Best Uses

              • Formal dining

              Customer comments about Saarinen 47r Dining Table:

              I have wanted a saarann table for many years and now that I have moved to an apt. it is the perfect addition. the size works although I do wish it came a bit bigger. I also would have liked it a bit better if the marble pattern was more distinct.

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              3.0

              stains & marks easily

              By moderncitydweller

              from New York, NY

              Style Mid-century modern

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Great Design

              Cons

              • Difficult to clean
              • Poor finish
              • Shows water marks

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen

              Customer comments about Saarinen 47r Dining Table:

              We do love the appearance of this table. Bought at Room & Board because it was less expensive than the competitor. While we understood that the finish (unlike the competitor's) was not sealed we never, ever expected it to retain the random, unexplainable marks and scratches which is has sustained. Have never used it to prepare food on, have not dribbled or dropped anything acidic, yet it has stains on it which I cannot remove with simple soap and water. It is polished marble and I cannot understand why this has happened, sealed or not. Disappointed.

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              5.0

              i love it --it's perfect

              By modern furniture fan

              from chicago illinois

              Style Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Durable finish
              • Easy to clean
              • Great Design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Formal dining

                Customer comments about Room & Board Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table:

                holds eight easily and fits with any style of furniture

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                1.0

                Buyer beware

                By tgsf05

                from San Francisco, CA

                Style Modern/contemporary

                Pros

                • Affordable

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Formal dining

                Customer comments about Room & Board Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table:

                The table is beautiful and sleek. It's contemporary and classic. Its a great price but its not the real thing. Just know this before purchasing. I love R&B but am rather miffed that they casually pass this off under the Saarinen name when in fact its a rather expensive knock off.

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                11 Questions | 12 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Is it possible to custom the table with white marble top and black base?
                  Asked on 1/3/2014 by tabby cat from Los Angeles

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    Mixing the black and white, tops and bases is not an option for the Saarinen collection.

                    Answered on 1/6/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Saarinen 47r Dining Table

                  Q:

                  I love the Saarinen Table and have been looking at it @ DWR, I didn't realize R+B made a similar table. The reviews don't seem to be the best on the top ....is the marble sealed for better wear or just polished ?
                  Asked on 10/2/2013 by boho mix from Minneapolis, Mn

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The marble tops are polished but not sealed with any protective finish.

                    Answered on 10/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Q:

                  Is this made by Knoll?
                  Asked on 9/18/2013 by Hiro

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    Our Saarinen tables are made for us by an Italy-based company, BRF.

                    Answered on 9/19/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Saarinen 47r Dining Table

                  Q:

                  Is the table delivered in one piece or is the top attached upon delivery?
                  Asked on 9/17/2013 by UWSider

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Saarinen 47r dining table is assembled in-home at the time of delivery. If you have other questions, feel free to contact our Design Associates at 800.301.9720.

                    Answered on 9/18/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table

                  Q:

                  How many people can comfortably be seated at the 78 x 48 inch oval dining table? Thank you!
                  Asked on 8/13/2013 by Los Angeles from Los Angeles, CA

                  2 answers

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The 78 x 48 inch oval table seats 6.

                    Answered on 8/14/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The 78 x 48 inch oval table seats 6.

                    Answered on 8/14/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Saarinen 47r Dining Table

                  Q:

                  How many chairs does the 47" round table sit?
                  Asked on 8/11/2013 by Jessica

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Saarinen 47 round Dining Table would comfortably sit four.

                    Answered on 8/12/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Q:

                  Does this dining table come in a durable finish, less fussy than marble? We love the design but not the top material.
                  Asked on 7/18/2013 by Saarinen fan

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Room & Board offer of the Saarinen table comes with the marble top options shown only.

                    Answered on 7/18/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Saarinen 78x48 Oval Dining Table

                  Q:

                  Do you offer "white glove" service in which the item is delivered, unpacked, assembled, and the packing material removed? The item I am considering is very heavy and probably requires professional assembly.
                  Asked on 6/19/2013 by Brian

                  1 answer

                • Saarinen 47r Dining Table

                  Q:

                  Do you have this table with the Arabescato top?
                  Asked on 6/16/2013 by Brendan from Brooklyn, NY

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    We do not. Room & Board's Saarinen table is currently offered in two marble top options. Black nero marquina or white Carrara.

                    Answered on 6/16/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Q:

                  I'm interested in teh Saarinen table with the marble top. Do you sell this table with a protective coating?
                  Asked on 6/5/2013 by rdority from FL

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The marble top on the Saarinen dining table does not have a sealant. The marble top is naturally polished. You can use your own stone top sealer, however a sealer may cause the marble to yellow. The Saarinen table is made to the designers original specifications and natural patina and lifemarks will occur with age. Marble is porous and will stain if spills aren't cleaned immediately.

                    Answered on 6/5/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Q:

                  How is the base attached to the top? What is the thickness of the marble and how much does it weigh? Is the marble honed or glossy finish
                  Asked on 5/14/2013 by Marcie

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Saarinen 47r dining table top comes with a wood support attached to the underside of the top. The base has a threaded bolt that goes through the center of the base and is then attached to the wood support plate. Marble thickness on Saarinen dining table top is 3/4 inch and weighs approximately 165 lbs. The top has a polished finish.

                    Answered on 5/15/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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