Armchair (wire)

Knoll International

Arm Chair (1966), Warren Platner

Designed in 1966 by Warren Platner and originally introduced by Knoll International, the Platner wire series are icons of modern furniture. Inspired by the pedestal and wire furniture of predecessors such as Eames, Saarinen and Bertoia, Warren Platner personally formulated the production techniques for the complicated designs and took mid-century design to a whole new level.

Platner wanted to avoid aggressive technology in his designs. Instead he focussed on a decorative and graceful kind of design. He succeeded in keeping a rational base in mind and managed to avoid his designs to being just applied decoration. The Arm Chair, which can be used as a dining chair or guest chair, is created by welding curved steel rods to circular and semi-circular frames, simultaneously serving as structure and ornament.

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