Platner Easy Chair by Knoll
designed by Warren Platner
The Platner Easy Chair became a classic chair as soon as it was released. Now an iconic example of 1960s modernist design, the Platner Easy Chair is diverse and stylish enough to still be one of the more beautiful and beloved chairs on the market. Platner set out to create a delicate strength in his chairs, as well as a graceful look. This was achieved by constructing the base and backing of the chair in thin wire rods, close together and welded to circular rings in a way that recalls a haystack. He succeeded fully: the Platner Easy Chair 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.
About the Designer
Warren Platner was most famous for creating his line of modernist furniture, the Platner Chairs and Tables, that came to epitomize the 60s Modernist aesthetic. Platner worked with legends Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche, and had a fruitful relationship with Knoll.
About the Manufacturer
Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.
Materials & Measurements
The Platner Easy Chair has forms created by vertical steel wire rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods. The finish is bright nickel with clear lacquer protection.
Lounge Chair overall: 38.75" h 39.875" w x 37" d
Ottoman: 17.875" h x 26.75" w x 26.75" d