Designed by George Nelson in 1954, the Nelson Pedestal Table Outdoor has been updated with hardy materials that will stand up to the elements. It offers an auxiliary surface to complement any grouping of outdoor furniture. Two heights and two diameters of North American stone tops enable the selection of the right table, or tables, to suit any open-air arrangement.
What's In It For You
A Cut Above
The first step in readying the Nelson Pedestal Table Outdoor was to choose a selection of stone finishes that would be durable and provide a natural complement to the existing design, while also contributing a unique character of their own.
We sourced stones from four North American quarries and named them after their home state: Georgia White Marble, a luminescent stone from the same source that was used to create Daniel Chester French's 1920 sculpture of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial; Georgia Grey Marble, a cloudy grey stone from the same location used in the 2004 renovation of New York's Museum of Modern Art; Wisconsin Black Marble, a unique dark stone speckled with lustrous green and grey veins; and Quebec Graphite Granite, a subtly patterned granite composed of deep hues used to rich effect in Chicago's John Hancock Center.
Once extracted, two centimeter-thick slabs of stone are cut to order with a knife edge derived from Nelson's original design and given an eggshell-like honed finish. Tops and bases are connected with a bolt that runs the length of the column to ensure strength and durability through years of use.
Made to Measure
At 21.5" high, the 17" diameter table is a near perfect side table—whether that's beside the pool or a patio chair. At a height of 16", our 28.5" diameter table makes for a sturdy, low coffee table or complements a reclined chaise longue. With a 21.5" tall pedestal, the wider diameter table is ideal for serving and ably holds its own at the center of a furniture arrangement. Tables of different heights comfortably nest. Select your preferred height, width, powder coat color, and stone, or mix and match from dozens of possible variations.