Artist/Designer: Warren Platner
b. 1919, Baltimore
Title: Platner Dining Table and Six Chairs
Medium: Table: Steel, glass, plastic. Chairs: Steel, upholstery, plastic.
Dimensions: Table: 27" h x 53.75" diameter, 21" at base. Chairs: 29" h x 26.5" x 22" Seat height 19"
Manufacturer: Manufactured by Knoll® according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in Italy.
Details: The dining table wire rod base is in nickel-plated steel with a clear lacquer finish, produced with over 1000 individual welds. A plastic extrusion ring at the bottom protects the floors and ensures a level top. Tempered glass top is .4" thick. The chairs use the same welded wire rod bases in nickel-plated steel with a clear lacquer finish. Plastic extrusion ring at the bottom of the chairs to protect the floors. Chairs are upholstered in a Boucle fabric in Flax.
Notes from the Archive: Originally designed in 1966 by Warren Platner as the centerpiece of a now-famous collection including tables, chairs, and an ottoman. The process of welding steel rods to circular frames creates a moire pattern in the hourglass shape as seen in the table and chair bases. Platner was awarded the Rome Prize for Architecture in 1955 and is best known for his designs for the Windows on the World Restaurant in the World Trade Center. This set represents an iconic steel wire design that has become Platner's signature statement in furniture design.
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