Platner Armchair

Designed by Warren Platner for Knoll®


Item Number: 1562
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If you combined the work of I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen, the result might very well look like the Platner Collection (1966). Warren Platner worked with both of the industrial and organic design giants before turning his attention to steel wire furniture, for which he devised the structure and production method. Requiring as many as 1,000 welds and crafted out of wire and space, the Armchair, available in a range of upholstery options, demonstrates Platner's belief that there is room in modernism "for the kind of decorative, gentle, graceful design that appeared in a period style like Louis XV." Constructed of steel and finished in bright nickel or 18-karat plated gold with a clear lacquer protective coating, the chair has a clear plastic extrusion ring surrounding its base to protect floors. The Platner Collection is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified for low-emitting products. Manufactured by Knoll® according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in Italy.

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Warren Platner
Warren Platner

USA (1919–2006)

Of the furniture and interior designers who began to make their talents visible in the 1960s, Warren Platner was among the less flamboyant. Nevertheless, he earned for himself an international reputation for elegant understatement, and the steel wire furniture he designed for Knoll has become an icon of ’60s modernism.

Born in Baltimore in 1919, Platner studied architecture at Cornell University and, ...

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H 29" W 26.5" D 22" Seat H 19"


Nickel- or gold-plated steel wire rod base with clear lacquer finish and plastic extrusion ring for smooth bottom surface; fabric or leather upholstery.

Classic Bouclé: KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (52% wool, 48% nylon).

Velvet: KnollTextiles Velvet upholstery (54% cotton, 46% mohair).

Volo Leather: Spinneybeck® Volo leather upholstery.

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