Knoll already presented the Petal dining table in 1960. The table was immediately included in the exposition of the MoMA in New York because of the harmonic shape Richard Schultz gave to it.
The Petal table was developed as suitable counterpart for the Bertoia chairs by Harry Bertoia. The surface of the Petal is shaped out of eight "petals", placed on top of the handmade aluminium frame.
Petal was inspired by the "Wild carrot" Dancus carota), a plant spread in North America and Europe, whose surface makes us think of the Petal dining table: Each part of the flower is held by an own stem. This is how the dining table by Knoll doesn't need any surrounding rings and it has harmonic and organic shapes, which is wonderfully suitable to be used outside.
The frame of the Petal dining table is made of stainless steel and aluminium, the table top is made of polyurethane. Nylon pads protect the surface of the design classic from Richard Schulz and a lower version of the floral table is also available on demand.