Recipient of the 1966 American Institute of Architects International Award, the Platner range for Knoll Studio brought Warren Platner worldwide renown. The designer personally formulated the production techniques for the incredibly complex design of the Platner Lounge Chair, with over a thousand welds and more than one hundred cylindrical steel rods involved in the production of the seat base. The chair portion of the seat is comprised of a foam inner covered in a lavish Cato fabric, and is available in a range of colour options. A clear plastic extrusion ring completes the base of the chair, ensuring that the piece runs smooth at the bottom. The perfect fusion of sculpture and functional furniture the Platner Lounge Chair is set to endure for generations to come.
Warren Platner studied architecture at Cornell University. Following his work with legendary designers Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei, he immersed himself in the creation of steel wire furniture, devising the method and tooling to produce the lounge chair in the line as well.
Notable among his residential and commercial projects are the Georg Jensen Design Centre and the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Centre, both in New York City.