Platner Stool by Knoll
designed by Warren Platner
The Platner Stool became a classic stool as soon as it was released. Now an iconic example of 1960s modernist design, the Platner Stool is diverse and stylish enough to still be one of the more beautiful and beloved stools on the market. Platner set out to create a delicate strength in his work, as well as a graceful look. This was achieved by constructing the base of the stool in thin vertical wire rods, close together and welded to circular rings in a way that recalls a haystack. He succeeded fully: the Platner Stool is stunning.
The Platner seating collection is customizable, with the finish of the vertical wire rods being up to the buyer, as well as the cushion arrangement and color.
Customer's own material may be used upon approval.
Many additional fabric lines are available upon request. Please call a Smart Furniture salesperson at 888-467-6278 to get started!
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Without question, one of the most significant designers of the modern era. Born in Germany in 1886, van der Rohe began a career in architecture and interior in an era that challenged traditional concepts of aesthetics and design. Rejected classical, cluttered notions of beauty, he was a proponent of clean, efficient lines expressed using industrial materials. This design movement gained ground after World War I, but Mies van der Rohe was forced to move to the United States in 1937 due to political pressure from the Nazis, who rejected his new ideas on art and architecture.
He took a position as head of architecture in Chicago at the Armour Institute of Technology, now known as the Illinois Institute of Technology. His career in the United States spanned 30 years and saw him create numerous standout buildings in the Chicago area. He is perhaps best remembered today for his inspiring furniture designs.