Knoll 2013_IMG_6187_AThe Platner collection was first produced in 1966, the unique and functional design has kept its condition ever since. Pictured here is the Platner collection dining table and chairs, available in either fabric or leather upholstery. The hand-welded design comes in either a polished chrome or bronze finish. The glass-top dining table is also available in chrome or bronze. With a 135cm diameter, this handmade collection can seat up to 5 people.

The Dining chairs start from £2000
The Platner Dining table starts from £3000

The range also includes Platner Lounge Chair, Easy Chair, Ottoman, Stool and Coffee Tables (Various sizes)

Although the design of this collection was one of Platner’s key successes, 67192-PlatnerWarrenthere is much more to know. Having achieved a degree in architecture from Cornell in 1941, Platner went on to receive the Rome Prize in 1955 (Awarded for excellence in architecture and design). After working in the offices of the Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche, Platner started his own in 1965. Although originally an architect, Platner took on the interior design of some significant projects, beginning his directed focus towards furniture and interiors. Design jobs of note include the Windows of the World restaurant at the former World Trade Center and the New York showroom for Georg Jensen. Much like his furniture, Platner’s designs are a true representation of their time.

platner_side_chair_01-770x528The Knoll design Platner Collection was conceived in 1966, leading to the creation of an elegant collection of chairs, tables and stools. This collection shares a uniqueness in structural intricacy, with the base form consisting of hundreds of polished nickel or bronze steel rods. Platner’s design symbolised a period style of “decorative, gentle, graceful design,” while avoiding applied aesthetic. Seeking instead in his own words to “make the structure so the ornamental details are built into it as functional elements.” This iconic collection speaks integrity, innovation and attention to detail, being in continuous production by Knoll ever since.

Why we think this collection is so iconic?

  • We think the Platner collection defines statement furniture, combining appropriate use of material with intuitive structural design
  • The multitude of customisable options allows for total freedom when integrating this design  into your living space
  • The era-influenced design has stood the test of time, maintaining its style, offering a distinctive interior solution to any space.
  • “The Platner collection reflects the KnollStudio commitment to timeless, enduring design, continuing the Knoll legacy of producing furniture to the exacting standards of the designer and affirming our unwavering belief in the power and utility of modern design”
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