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Warren Platner Cantilever Sideboard

$4,800

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Handsome black oak sideboard designed by Warren Planter and manufactured by Knoll International, in 1973. Entire piece rests on top of two cantilevered chrome legs. 2 drawers flank each side of the sideboard with a cupboard in the middle. Entire sideboard can be locked with original lock and keys. Super functional and great design. Good vintage condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Warren Platner (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 76 in. (193.04 cm)Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1973
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1853315254251

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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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's mid-century modern 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 lounge 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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