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Propeller® Training Tables

Emanuela Frattini 1994

The simplicity of the Propeller table facilitates flexible meeting and training applications. Easily configured and reconfigured to create the furniture layout suitable to a range of activities, all Propeller training tables and desks feature easy ganging mechanisms and casters or glides, as well as ingenious cable management for powered mobility.

The flexibility of Propeller also means that a broad range of configurations can be created to meet the needs of any desking scenario. Privacy and modesty screens are easily installed without the use of tools to efficiently accommodate any change the work environment may demand.

With a wide range of sizes, leg options, and color finishes, the Propeller table can easily be specified to complement a multitude of design aesthetics ranging from clean and modern to a more traditional space.

Key Benefits

DESIGNED FOR VERSATILITY. All tables are equipped with easy-release ganging mechanisms and optional casters to allow for quick reconfigurations.

COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT LINE. With so many options in size, finish, electrical capabilities, and bases, the Propeller table can meet the demands of any office environment.

EXTENSIVE POWER AND DATA. Wire management is integrated in the design of the legs to maintain a seamless aesthetic. The delivery of power and data is handled by a comprehensive offering of electrical management options.

PRACTICAL OPTIONS. Among the many practical options Propeller provides are: rolling cart, folding and nesting tables, flip top tables, column base tables, privacy and modesty screens, shelving accessories, credenzas, and sideboards.

Base Styles

The propeller portfolio includes table desks, standing height tables, folding tables, C-legs and T-leg tables, and pedestal tables. All bases feature the unique S-shaped leg design which incorporates two separate channels for power and communications wiring. Adjustable glides are available for all leg types. Standard legs can be specified with optional locking casters.

Linking & Planning

Propeller training tables and desks feature easy ganging mechanisms and can easily be configured and reconfigured to create furniture layouts suitable to a range of activities, from the classroom to open plan.

Technology Management

The signature aluminum Propeller leg easily manages wiring directly to the tabletop through a variety of power and data accessories: Grommet, Quadruplex, and Plexus Box. Flaps on the legs hide wires to preserve clean lines and eliminate visual distractions.


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Sustainable Design


  • color Bright White
  • color Micro Grey
  • color Brushed Sand
  • color Folkstone Grey
  • color Jet Black
  • color Whitened Ash
  • color Light Ash
  • color Natural Maple
  • color Warm Ash
  • color Classic Oak
  • color Natural Cherry
  • color Medium Cherry
  • color Walnut
  • color Grey Ash
  • color Graphite Pear
  • color Zebra
  • color Maple
  • color Natural Oak
  • color Chalk Oak
  • color Light Oak
  • color Natural Beech
  • color Brown Oak
  • color Fumed Oak
  • color Old English Walnut
  • color American Walnut
  • color Warm Brown Walnut
  • color Burnt Walnut
  • color Ebonized Walnut Veneer
  • color Graphite Oak
  • color Ebonized Oak Veneer
  • color Aluminum, Anodized
  • color Bright White
  • color Medium Metallic Grey
  • color Jet Black
  • color Bright White - Textured
  • color Folkstone Grey
  • color Platinum
  • color Innertone
  • color Mink
  • color Black - Textured
  • color Folkstone Molded Edgeband
  • color Platinum Molded Edgeband
  • color Light Grey
  • color Innertone Molded Edgeband
  • color Mink Molded Edgeband
  • color Black Molded Edgeband


Additional Info

  • IIDA Apex Design Award, 1994
  • IDSA Silver Industrial Design Excellence Award, 1995
  • Honorable Mention, ID Award Design Review, 1995


The daughter of architect, designer, and Knoll collaborator Gianfrano Frattini, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson has had an illustrious design career. After receiving her master's in architecture from Politecnico di Milano, she worked for Charles Pfister’s London office and for former Knoll graphic designer Tibor Kalman in New York. Ultimately, she established her own design and architecture firm, EFM, in New York City. The accomplished firm works in architecture, industrial design, interiors, graphics, and brand identity.

Frattini Magnusson first collaborated with Knoll in 1993 to develop the Cecilia side chair, a light-weight bentwood design. In 1994 she came back to Knoll with an idea for a table system that would bring flexibility, adaptability, and power management to the training table category. Introduced as the Propeller Table System, the product has been a best seller since its introduction and was awarded the prestigious IDEA Award by Business Week.