In 1966, the Platner collection from Knoll irresistibly caught the spirit of that time with its decorative, soft and aesthetic forms.
The experience of the cooperation with Eero Saarinen made it possible to create the second generation of the one-leg “Pedestal” furniture from Knoll by Warren Platner. Accompanying the changes of cultural values in the 1960s, furniture also became more expressive, which is why the Knoll Platner armchair is a master example: Simple its shape, effective its processing.
Platner wanted to create a series of furniture with his steel wire collection, which would charm the eyes more than the plain and empty creations of that time. At the same time, the designs shouldn’t be too ornamental and the function shouldn’t fall into the background.
The Platner armchair is made of hundreds of swung, nickel-coated steel wires, which are welded together. The steel frame serves as structure and as decorative element at the same time. Knoll produces the seat out of fiberglass with cold foam cushions. The base of the Platner armchair has a transparent plastic ring, which protects the base and the chair from damages.
The frame of the Knoll Platner armchair is also available in a bronze coloured edition on demand. The upholstery is also available in further colours and covers. We will gladly advise you for your individual configuration!
- Characteristics: The armchair by Warren Platner is available with different covers in different quality levels and colours.
- Frame: Unique shapes made with vertical round steel tubes, which are welded together with the horizontal, round and framing tubes. Nickel-plated, with clear protecting lacquer. Ground protection with soft, transparent plastic profile or metallic-painted bronze.
- Upholstery: Form pressed fiberglass seat with foam upholstery. Cushions with latex filling with zip-closure, fixed at the seat with Velcro.