This sculptural, iconic table was designed in 1956 by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen.
Explains Saarinen of his classic 20th century design: "The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world. I wanted to clear up the slum of legs."
Though Saarinen designed matching pedistal chairs to go with this table, I prefer the eclectic combination of a more traditional four-legger, like the Klismos style shown here.
(Photo by Paul Costello for Domino Magazine).