Platner Dining Table
Warren Platner for Knoll - 1966
Warren Platner defined a “classic” as “something that every time you look at it, you accept it as it is and you see no way of improving it”. In 1966 he introduced his classic Platner collection of furniture, a collection that captures the “decorative, gentle, graceful” shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. Platner’s tables were created by welding hundreds of curved, nickel-plated steel rods to circular frames, serving both as structure and ornament.
The frame is constructed of vertical steel wire rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods. The frame finish is available in bright nickel with a clear lacquer protection, a painted metallic bronze or plated in 18K gold. The top finishes are 3/8" thick tempered clear or bronze glass, or 3/4" thick coated or natural marble tops with a beveled edge in a multitude of varieties, or 1 1/16" thick veneered medium density fiberboard with a cathedral grain pattern in various toned or stained wood finishes. Wood top edges are 1/4" solid wood to match face veneer. New 60" and 70" Diameter size only available in clear glass and polished nickel base.
53.75" Dia, 60" Dia or 70" Dia x 27" H