Platner Dining Table by Knoll
designed by Warren Platner
The Platner Dining Table became a classic table as soon as it was released. Now an iconic example of 1960s modernist design, the Platner Dining Table is diverse and stylish enough to still be one of the more beautiful and beloved tables 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 table in thin vertical wire rods, close together and welded to circular rings in a way that recalls a haystack. He succeeded fully: the Platner Dining Table is stunning. The inspiration for the Platner Dining Table was the concept that the base of the furniture did not need to appear to be a separate structure, but mearly a continuation of the same design asthetic. With the organic blending of the wire base to the laminate or mable top, Platner was able to achieve this opjective.
The Platner collection is customizable, with the finish of the vertical wire rods being up to the buyer, as well as the sort of table top.
Born in Barcelona, Pepe Cortes takes collaboration and design to the next level. He not only focuses on the home, but Cortes has collaborated to design stores, offices, restaurant furnishings, and furniture. Cortes, who founded the multidisciplinary design group, Grupo Abierto de Diseno, is well known for designing the Jamaica barstool for Knoll in 1993.