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Warren Platner Dining Armchair for Knoll International, 1981 Production Year

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The wire collection created by Platner for Knoll in 1966, remains one of the most relevant Mid-Century collections to date. The iconic and graceful silhouette of these Warren Platner chair's reflect the works of historical design movements, primarily Louis XV, which was Platner's inspiration for this creation. This dining armchair is constructed of hundreds of steel wires, finished in nickel, bent symmetrically to create a comfortable seat. Encased in this sculpted frame is a bold red seat and back cushion. The authentic Knoll International manufacture sticker is found under the seat cushion stamped June 17th 1981. This innovative dining arm chair can be used as an accent chair in a dining room, living room, office space, entryway or bedroom. It would also be apt in a hospitality or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office, or in a luxe clothing emporium. We have many other Warren Platner designed chairs and tables from this grouping both in nickel and bronze. If you are looking to create a set of custom upholstered chairs in velvet, leather, linen or other fabric options please contact us for more details. Measurements: 28.75" H x 26.5" W x 22" D Excellent vintage condition. Frame is in excellent condition with slight signs of patina. Upholstery is in excellent original condition with light wear.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent vintage condition. Frames are in excellent condition with slight signs of patina. Upholstery is in excellent original condition with light wear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28.75 in. x W 26.5 in. x D 22 in.H 73.03 cm x W 67.31 cm x D 55.88 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU133026899093
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About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.


     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.


     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

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