Design Classic: Warren Platner Wire Furniture for Knoll

Design Classic: Warren Platner Wire Furniture for Knoll

No matter how many decor magazines I thumb through or how many house tours I see, there's one design that I love in just about every setting: the gorgeous sculpted steel wire of Warren Platner's 1960s furniture designed for Knoll. Your gaze can float right through the bases of these beauties, but rarely will, because they pack such a visual punch. It's this blend of versatility and major personality that really attracts my attention.

In image #6 above, designer Betsey Johnson's bubble-gum pink dining room, complete with a show-stopping chandelier and bold carpet, benefits from the sinuous basketry of the Platner chairs. And in the first image, the yellow-cushioned Platner chair serves as a statement piece--it's nearly as dramatic as the painting over the credenza. In all cases, the Platner chairs, stools, and tables are both welcoming and eye-catching, a lovely combo.

1. Lemon yellow-topped Platner, from the blog Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless
2. Lipstick-red chairs from Desire to Inspire
3. A room designed by James Andrew, photographed by Simon Upton, from Elle Decor's LookBook
4. Amanda Masters Design interiors, spied on Desire to Inspire
5. Fashion designer Liz Lange's dining room, designed by Jonathan Adler, from House Beautiful
6. Image of designer Betsey Johnson's dining room found via Apartment Therapy
7. Barbara Hill Design's amazing Marfa House
8. An inspired dining room found via Apartment Therapy
9. A bedroom by Brian Hoy Design, from a piece on Design*Sponge
10. Image from

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