Knoll Petal Coffee Table
Designer: Richard Schultz, 1960
This is an original licensed Knoll piece.
The Petal Table was designed to accompany the Bertoia Chairs that Harry Bertoia designed for Knoll. The tops on these tables are made of eight petals, which are mounted on a beautifully crafted cast aluminum spider. I was inspired by Queen Anne’s Lace, a weed that grows near our house in Pennsylvania. Each cluster of flowers is supported on its own stem. By making a table in this manner there is no need for a ring support, and each petal is independent which allows the table to expand and contract with the weather. The tables were introduced by Knoll in Los Angeles in 1960 and were immediately made part of the MoMA Design Collection.
Materials: White Petals: Machined High Density Polyurethane
Top spider: Powder Coated Cast Aluminum
Stem: Powder Coated Stainless Steel
Base: Powder Coated Cast Aluminum
Glides: Molded Nylon
Dimensions: Diameter: 107cm x Height: 38cm