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Early Warren Platner Large Wire Lounge Chair for Knoll , C.1970 Cado Wool Woven

$9,400

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Warren Platner model 1705 easy wire lounge chair for Knoll Designer: Warren Platner Knoll International USA - Circa 1970s Condition: Very good Original condition. Luxurious model 1705 easy lounge chair. Designed in 1966 and produced by Knoll, this is an early example from the late 1960's ,early 1970's Nickel plated steel wire framework.. Retains it's original red/orange..(purple thread) cado wool woven fabric back and seat cushion. Fabric and interior foam are in amazing original condition. Plastic ring glide / base is clear and has not yellowed or deteriorated. chair has original label - Knoll International 320 Park Avenue New York N.Y. 10022. Elastic rubber seat support stamped with the maker's patented name “Elasta-Seat”. General patina to wire frame from age and use. .Hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffalo NY.

Details

  • Creator
    Warren Platner (Designer),Knoll (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in (99.06 cm)Width: 42 in (106.68 cm)Depth: 36 in (91.44 cm)Seat Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Amazing original condition,, retains original weaved fabric,, interior foam still soft ,,AS comfortable as the day it was made,,.
  • Seller Location
    Buffalo, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1062423771972

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    Ships From: Buffalo, NY
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    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Warren Platner

Though his vintage furniture and interiors are icons of mid-century modernism, architect and furniture designer Warren Platner took his stylistic inspiration from as far back as 18th-century France, once saying about his seminal collection for Knoll that his design intent was to evoke “the kind of decorative, gentle, graceful kind of design that appeared in period style like Louis XV.”

Indeed, the marriage of modern sensibility and classical grace is a marker of Platner’s style across furnishings and interiors — both genres in which he left an enduring legacy.

Born in 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland, Platner studied architecture at Cornell before cutting his teeth working for design icons like Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche, eventually serving as head of interior design in the latter’s office. In 1965, Platner opened his own office, in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he continued to hone his particular brand of graceful modernism.

Knoll released the Platner Collection of seating and tables in 1966. (Originally designed in 1962, the suite took nearly four years of development to bring to life.) The decorative bent-metal-and-glass pieces — an armchair, a dining table and more — make certain nods to the trademarks of his former employers, but also to the shapes of historic European furniture. The sculptural elegance of his line recalls Saarinen’s iconic Tulip collection, which includes armchairs and dining tables, while his materiality aligns with Roche’s cutting-edge use of glass and metal for the headquarters of the Ford Foundation in New York.

Many of Platner’s Knoll pieces would go on to find homes in a certain fabled locale: the Windows on the World restaurant at the original World Trade Center, whose interiors Platner was tapped to outfit in the mid-1970s. Upon the opening of the restaurant in 1976, New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger dubbed its style “sensuous modernism” — an apt tagline for Platner’s oeuvre as a whole.

Platner died in 2006 at the age of 86. His furniture is still produced by Knoll, and original examples — along with idiosyncratic custom works he created for interior design clients — are coveted by collectors today.

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