Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

Warren Platner Wire Series Easy Chair in Knoll Fabric by Knoll

$11,021.30

About

Sculptural and graceful iconic lounge chair model 1705 by Warren Platner designed in 1962 for Knoll International. Nickel-plated steel wire frame executed from steel rods and extensive amounts of welds, upholstered in luxury (expensive) Knoll fabric 'Annelse' (see last image). This fabric has a soft touch and wonderful structure that compliments the design beautifully. Warren Platner (1919-2006) was originally trained as an architect a studied at Cornell University. Although Platner made notable architectural contributions throughout his career it was his 'Wire Series' furniture collection for Knoll that earned Platner worldwide renown. Originally introduced by Knoll in 1966, the Platner collection is an icon of modern furniture. This chair is from a recent production that is practically new (been sat in only less than a hand full of times), no wear to be found.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Warren Platner (Designer)
  • Design
    Platner Lounge ChairPlatner Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.41 in. (95 cm)Width: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Depth: 38.98 in. (99 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2020
  • Condition
    The offered chair is from a recent production that is practically new (been sat in only less than a hand full of times), no wear to be found.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU932721563662

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.


The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design — a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems — as Knoll's mid-century modern furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.


Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily lounge chair and the  grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Utrecht, Netherlands
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2012
174 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

One Warren Platner Knoll Dining/Side Chair
By Warren Platner
Located in Pasadena, TX
Warren Platner Architect and designer Warren Platner (1919-) was born in Baltimore and graduated from the Cornell University School of Architecture in 1941. He got his professiona...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wire

Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Ottoman
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oversized steel wire ottoman in bouclé, designed by Warren Platner for his namesake Platner collection for Knoll. Now a Classic modern form that is at once Industrial and organic. Up...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Stool
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial and organic steel wire stool by Warren Platner from the Platner Collection for Knoll, after 1966. Newly upholstered in a creamy, textural wool. In excellent condition. Cur...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Warren Platner Pair of Side Chairs
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of nickel frame side chairs newly upholstered in blue velvet. Designed by Warren Platner for Knoll.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Nickel

Warren Platner Easy Chair and Ottoman for Knoll
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner for Knoll, easy chair 'model 1705' and ottoman, steel and beige fabric, United States, design 1966, production later. This iconic easy chair by Warren Platner is crea...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Warren Platner Nickel Chrome Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Warren Platner
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A sculptural nickel chrome wire framed small lounge chair with upholstered seat and back edge in the original fabric still retaining the bottom fabric ticking with the Knoll mark. A ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Warren Platner Lounge Chairs for Knoll, Wire Frames, Orange Maharam Fabric, Pair
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of lounge chairs designed by Warren Platner. These are very early production and expertly restored and reupholstered in Maharam Redhead soft wool fabric. A stunning set.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Knoll International Easy Chair and Ottoman by Warren Platner, 1960s
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Hamburg, PA
A sculptural Knoll International easy chair and ottoman by Warren Platner with original Knoll fabric. These two pieces are in very good condition with age-appropriate wear as shown i...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery