Warren Platner unveiled his famous collection of steel wire furniture in 1966, and Knoll has carried it in steady production ever since. Platner worked as an interior and furniture designer for over sixty years, creating timeless designs that bear his namesake to this day. Each piece of furniture in this line consists of nickel plated steel wire that is molded and welded to create an ethereal frame and base that resembles a "shiny sheaf of wheat." The mesh-like appearance of the tables' and chairs' frames is both substantial and airy, rigid yet organic.
The Platner Collection by Knoll
The Platner Collection includes the famous Platner Tables, which come in three different forms: The Dining Table, the Coffee Table, and the Side Table. Each piece features tightly constructed, nickel-plated steel wires that are welded together for strength and durability. Certain models consist of over 1000 unique welds! The top is a beautiful, single plate of glass, wood, or marble, completing the modern look. The Platner Coffee Table is wide and low to the ground, while the Side Table and Dining Table have thinner bases with more pronounced curves. The Platner Armchair and the Platner Lounge Chair showcase two different ways of upholstering the classic Platner chair profile, with the armchair padding the top of the seat back and the lounge chair going for full coverage above the base. Either option will provide hours of comfortable and stylish sitting.
Historical and Timeless Designs for your Home
Knoll has been the longtime home of some of the most exceptional furniture in the modern era, and the Platner Collection is no exception to that rule. Purchasing an item from the illustrious Platner line is buying a piece of design history. Each piece is made to order with a number of customizable options. Give our sales team a call with any questions that you have, and get on the path to owning timeless mid-century design today!