In a 1956 cover story in Time magazine, Eero Saarinen said that "the underside of typical tables and chairs makes a confusing, unrestful world,” and that he was designing a collection to "clear up the slum of legs in the U.S. home." Later that year, he completed his Pedestal Table (1956) with its cast aluminum base inspired by a drop of high-viscosity liquid. His now-iconic Pedestal Table is made with abrasion-resistant Rilsan® finish on the base and a tabletop made of solid marble, wood veneer or laminate. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and Eero Saarinen's signature. These are authentic Pedestal Tables by Knoll. Base made in China; tabletop made in Italy or U.S.A., depending on material. Coated marble tops have a glossy polyester coating, and satin-coated marble tops have a matte satin polyester coating; both types help protect against stains.