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Knoll Warren Platner Coffee Table

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Starting at: $1,614.00 CAD
$1,614.00 CAD

Description

In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the "decorative, gentle, graceful" shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The iconic coffee table, which creates a focal point in any modern living room, is created by welding hundreds of curved MORE INFO

Product Options

  • Small Table (36" Width)
  • Large Table (42.25" Width)
  • Polished Nickel
  • Metallic Bronze
  • Polished Nickel
  • Metallic Bronze
  • Glass: Clear Glass
  • Glass: Bronze Glass
  • Natural Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble: Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble: Arabescatto
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Arabsecatto
  • Coated Marble: Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble: Calacatta
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Calacatta
  • Granite: Black Andes
  • Coated Marble: Verde Alpi
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Verde Alpi
  • Natural Marble: Calacatta
  • Veneer: Light Oak
  • Veneer: Light Walnut
  • Veneer: Ebonized Walnut
  • Veneer: Reff Dark Cherry
  • Pearwood
  • Glass: Clear Glass
  • Glass: Bronze Glass
  • Natural Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble: Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble: Arabescatto
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Arabsecatto
  • Coated Marble: Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble: Calacatta
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Calacatta
  • Granite: Black Andes
  • Coated Marble: Verde Alpi
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Verde Alpi
  • Natural Marble: Calacatta
  • Veneer: Light Oak
  • Veneer: Light Walnut
  • Veneer: Ebonized Walnut
  • Veneer: Reff Dark Cherry
  • Pearwood
  • Glass: Clear Glass
  • Glass: Bronze Glass
  • Natural Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble: Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble: Arabescatto
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Arabsecatto
  • Coated Marble: Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble: Calacatta
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Calacatta
  • Granite: Black Andes
  • Coated Marble: Verde Alpi
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Verde Alpi
  • Natural Marble: Calacatta
  • Veneer: Light Oak
  • Veneer: Light Walnut
  • Veneer: Ebonized Walnut
  • Veneer: Reff Dark Cherry
  • Pearwood
  • Glass: Clear Glass
  • Glass: Bronze Glass
  • Natural Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Carrara
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Carrara
  • Coated Marble: Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Empire Beige
  • Coated Marble: Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Nero Marquina
  • Coated Marble: Arabescatto
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Arabsecatto
  • Coated Marble: Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Grey Marble: light grey
  • Coated Marble: Calacatta
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Calacatta
  • Granite: Black Andes
  • Coated Marble: Verde Alpi
  • Coated Marble (Satin): Verde Alpi
  • Natural Marble: Calacatta
  • Veneer: Light Oak
  • Veneer: Light Walnut
  • Veneer: Ebonized Walnut
  • Veneer: Reff Dark Cherry
  • Pearwood

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$1,614.00 CAD
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In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the "decorative, gentle, graceful" shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The iconic coffee table, which creates a focal point in any modern living room, is created by welding hundreds of curved steel rods to circular frames, simultaneously serving as structure and ornament.

With his experience in the firm of Eero Saarinen and Associates, it is not surprising that the mantel for the second generation of pedestal and wire furniture fell on the creative shoulders of Warren Platner. Reflecting a dramatic shift in cultural values, modernism became more expressive in the 1960s. Platner felt there was an opportunity to merge the competing aesthetics of the time.

"I began to think about what I thought furniture, specifically a chair, really might be, starting with the philosophy that it isn’t going to be aggressively technological, or aggressively handicraft…I, as a designer, felt there was room for the kind of decorative, gentle, graceful kind of design that appeared in period style like Louis XV, but it could have a more rational base instead of being applied decoration…I thought why separate support from the object. Just make it all one thing. Starts at the floor and comes up and envelops me, supports me…What I wanted to achieve was a chair that, number one, was complementary to the person sitting in it, or to the person in the space between the wall and the chair — what the chair did for the person in respect to the scale of the person and the space."

MATERIALS:

  • Top is clear 3/8" tempered glass, marble, granite and wood
  • Base constructed of vertical steel rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 38.7 cm / 15.2 inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Nickel finish is plated and polished
  • Metallic bronze finish is a paint
  • Clear plastic extrusion ring on bottom of the base for a smooth bottom surface
  • Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified®

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Brand
Knoll

Boasting an extensive portfolio of products ranging from office work systems and residential mid-century modern classics, to textiles and accessories, Knoll is a leader of modern and sustainable design. Iconic designs from classic designers such as Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner, Isamu Noguchi and Florence Knoll herself make up a large component of Knoll's collection, along with innovative contemporary pieces. Knoll's products can be found in private residences and major art museums alike, including 40 products in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. read more...

Designer
Knoll Warren Platner Coffee Table Designed by:
  • Warren Platner , 1966
Warren Platner

Warren Platner

USA, 1919 – 2006

Warren Platner was born in the USA and studied at Cornell University, graduating in 1941 with a degree in architecture. He went on to work with legendary architects Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen, and I. M. Pei before opening his own architecture practice. Platner made notable architectural contributions throughout his career, including the Georg Jensen Design Center and the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, both in New York City.

It was his furniture collection for Knoll, however, that earned Platner worldwide renown. Originally introduced by Knoll in 1966, the Platner Collection is an icon of modern furniture. Platner personally formulated the production techniques for the complicated designs with each chair, stool and table requiring over a thousand welds and more than one hundred cylindrical steel rods. Knoll continues to produce Platner’s iconic collection of armchairs, lounge chairs, stools, coffee table, dining tables and side tables.

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