Knoll Classics

Platner Lounge Chair in Gold

Warren Platner, 1966


The Platner Collection has proven to be one of the most enduring icons of Modernist design. Reflecting a dramatic shift in cultural values, Modernism became more expressive in the 1960s. Platner avoided an explicitly applied aesthetic, seeking instead to make the structure so the ornamental details are built into it as functional elements.

With this in mind, Platner transformed steel wire into sculptural furniture, creating an elegant collection of chairs, tables and stools with a base formed out of hundreds of vertical steel rods. A classic is something you look at often and always accept as it is,explained Platner. You can see no way of improving it.
50 years later we are celebrating by offering the Platner Lounge in 18 karat gold. The Platner Lounge frame is constructed from vertical steel wire rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods, and plated in 18 karat gold with a clear lacquer protection. Upholstered molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient molded urethane foam cushion. Clear plastic extrusion ring on bottom of the base for a smooth bottom surface.