Eero Saarinen, in collaboration from his first works with Eames, worked always to solve the problem of creating " organic furniture", that is , furniture in a unified form and in a single material. Visually the pedestal tables, that he designed in the 1950's, are expression of an organic unity. However, given the technical limits of the time, Saarinen didn't manage to make this series from a single moulded material. The base had to be made of cast alluminum since moulded plastic because it didn't have enough strenght to support the heavy table top. Saarinen considered his tables project as a failure.