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Warren Platner Armchair - Chrome Base

$849.00 - $1,289.00
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  • Designed in the 1960s, distinguished by it's iconic wire base, the soft curvatures of this classic series are finely constructed with detail from reinforced stainless steel rods and welded to horizontal and edge framing wire for a uniquely stable foundation. A stand-alone statement piece or the perfect addition to the Warren Dining Table, the Warren Platner chair is evenly upholstered across the alluring and wide back frame and firmly cushioned for endless hours of enjoyment.

    Material & Feature:
    • Frame: Polished #304 grade stainless steel with chrome finish
    • Seat: molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
    • Premium Fabric, Classic Suede, Top Grain/Aniline/Vintage Leather Leather upholstery 
    • All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
    • Product fully assembled
    Dimensions:
      • Width: 27.2" x Depth: 21.7" x Height: 28.7"
      • Seat Width: 17.7" x Depth: 18.9" x Height: 18.9"
      • Armrest Height: 25.6"
      • Cushion thickness: 3.15"
      • Product Weight: 21 lbs


    * All measurements are approximations.
  • American architect and interior designer Warren Platner was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1919. Platner attended Cornell University, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1941. Shortly after, he began working with legendary architects Raymond Loewy and I.M. Pei from 1945 to 1950, and with Eero Saarinen from 1960 to 1965. During this time he was part of the design process of many historically important projects including the Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C., the Repertory Theater at Lincoln Center, and several dormitories for Yale University. Platner joined Kevin Roche's firm as the head of interior design, becoming more involved with interior and industrial design, as he believed that the essence and character of a building's design should come from within.

    In 1967, having gained a wealth of expertise and knowledge from working for architect-design luminaries, Platner decided to open his own firm, Platner Associates. Not limiting itself to architecture, it also experimented in furniture design, lighting, textiles, and interiors. From the late 1960s onwards, he exhibited widely and worked on a variety of interior design and architecture projects, including the interior design of the Ford Foundation headquarters (1967) in New York, the Georg Jensen Design Center (1968) also in New York, the interior to the American Restaurant in Kansas (1974), the interiors for Water Tower Place (1976) in Chicago, and the Windows on the World Restaurant (1976) atop the World Trade Center in New York.

    In the 1960s, as the modernist movement became more expressive, Platner focused on a quieter aesthetic, wishing to create more graceful structures. In 1966 Platner, in collaboration with Knoll , unveiled the Platner Collection - a series of sleek modern chairs, ottomans and tables that rest on an intricately sculpted base of cylindrical steel rods replicating a moir pattern. Requiring over 1,000 welds for one piece alone, the complex design is a close marriage of architecture and industrial design. Though Platner designed other pieces, the Platner Collection was his most renowned collection that ultimately made a name for himself in furniture design.

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  • Designed in the 1960s, distinguished by it's iconic wire base, the soft curvatures of this classic series are finely constructed with detail from reinforced stainless steel rods and welded to horizontal and edge framing wire for a uniquely stable foundation. A stand-alone statement piece or the perfect addition to the Warren Dining Table, the Warren Platner chair is evenly upholstered across the alluring and wide back frame and firmly cushioned for endless hours of enjoyment.

    Material & Feature:
    • Frame: Polished #304 grade stainless steel with chrome finish
    • Seat: molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
    • Premium Fabric, Classic Suede, Top Grain/Aniline/Vintage Leather Leather upholstery 
    • All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
    • Product fully assembled
    Dimensions:
      • Width: 27.2" x Depth: 21.7" x Height: 28.7"
      • Seat Width: 17.7" x Depth: 18.9" x Height: 18.9"
      • Armrest Height: 25.6"
      • Cushion thickness: 3.15"
      • Product Weight: 21 lbs


    * All measurements are approximations.
  • American architect and interior designer Warren Platner was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1919. Platner attended Cornell University, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1941. Shortly after, he began working with legendary architects Raymond Loewy and I.M. Pei from 1945 to 1950, and with Eero Saarinen from 1960 to 1965. During this time he was part of the design process of many historically important projects including the Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C., the Repertory Theater at Lincoln Center, and several dormitories for Yale University. Platner joined Kevin Roche's firm as the head of interior design, becoming more involved with interior and industrial design, as he believed that the essence and character of a building's design should come from within.

    In 1967, having gained a wealth of expertise and knowledge from working for architect-design luminaries, Platner decided to open his own firm, Platner Associates. Not limiting itself to architecture, it also experimented in furniture design, lighting, textiles, and interiors. From the late 1960s onwards, he exhibited widely and worked on a variety of interior design and architecture projects, including the interior design of the Ford Foundation headquarters (1967) in New York, the Georg Jensen Design Center (1968) also in New York, the interior to the American Restaurant in Kansas (1974), the interiors for Water Tower Place (1976) in Chicago, and the Windows on the World Restaurant (1976) atop the World Trade Center in New York.

    In the 1960s, as the modernist movement became more expressive, Platner focused on a quieter aesthetic, wishing to create more graceful structures. In 1966 Platner, in collaboration with Knoll , unveiled the Platner Collection - a series of sleek modern chairs, ottomans and tables that rest on an intricately sculpted base of cylindrical steel rods replicating a moir pattern. Requiring over 1,000 welds for one piece alone, the complex design is a close marriage of architecture and industrial design. Though Platner designed other pieces, the Platner Collection was his most renowned collection that ultimately made a name for himself in furniture design.

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  • 5
    Title of review Mariela

    Posted by Mariela on 2021 Sep 4th

    I purchased this armchair for my clients boutique. I didn't know what to expect and I must say I am extremely impress with the quality. Its a beautiful piece and it looks even better than the picture.

  • 5
    Title of review Cathy

    Posted by Cathy on 2021 Sep 4th

    I am incredibly pleased with the two chairs. I ordered the fabric from West Elm to match chairs that I bought there and had the fabric shipped to the company. This company then turned around and shipped it to China. I’m amazed that I got the chairs and the delivery actually was exactly what they said. It’s a homerun I highly recommend!

  • 5
    Title of review Maureen

    Posted by Maureen on 2021 Sep 4th

    Gorgeous color & look!

  • 5
    Title of review Hildy

    Posted by Hildy on 2021 Sep 4th

    Perfect chair. Color is awesome.

  • 5
    Title of review Bryan V.

    Posted by Bryan V. on 2021 Sep 4th

    ? the chairs.

  • 5
    Title of review Julian F.

    Posted by Julian F. on 2021 Sep 4th

    Everything takes longer than you would like but good things are worth waiting for. Four years ago my husband and I embarked on the process of building on to our tiny house in Silverlake in Los Angeles. As actors we bought the smallest, cheapest house in the really hip part of town and pooled all our money to build our dream home. What should have takes 18 months has turned in to a marathon of FOUR YEARS and twice as much as we had thought! But perseverance has paid off and we just moved into our new space, and what a fitting finishing touch to the main entertaining space the matching Platner chairs have turned out to be. They are right at home with the 1959 matching Frank Lloyd Wright ottomans, the Charles and Ray Eames fiberglass chaise and the Barcelona chair. They are all forming a counterpoint dance of elegance and sophistication accompanied by the Steinway. I cannot think of a more beautiful setting. Thank you for the contribution to the great performances of our life!

  • 5
    Title of review Ellen P.

    Posted by Ellen P. on 2021 Sep 4th

    The chair is beautiful! It is of high quality and comfortable to sit in as well.

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