In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the "decorative, gentle, graceful" shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the design world. The pieces are created by welding hundreds of curved, nickel-plated steel rods to circular frames, simultaneously serving a structural and decorative purpose.
The base of this Platner Side table has a painted bronze finish, while its top is a circular piece of tempered glass. A clear plastic extrusion ring on the bottom of the base creates a smooth surface that will not mark your floor.
Warren Platner studied at Cornell University, graduating in 1941 with a degree in architecture. He went on to work with legendary architects Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei, before opening his own architecture practice. It was his furniture collection for Knoll, however, that earned Platner worldwide recognition.
Originally introduced by Knoll in 1966, the Platner Collection is an icon of modern furniture.