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Warren Platner (1919-2006) for Knoll International Dining Table

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Auction: 20th Century Design - 3885TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: December 13, 2021 12:00PM


Warren Platner (1919-2006) for Knoll International Dining Table, United States, c. 1965, steel, walnut, circular top on wire rod pedestal base, with manufacturer's paper label, ht. 28 1/2, dia. 54 in.

Note: Platner was an American architect and interior designer. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in architecture in 1941. Between 1945 and 1950, he worked for Raymond Loewy and I.M. Pei. Platner was a part of Eero Saarinen's office from 1960 to 1965, participating in the designs for the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, the Repertory Theatre at Lincoln Center, John Deere World Headquarters, and several dormitories at Yale University. He received the Rome Prize in architecture in 1955.

In 1967, Platner opened his own firm, Warren Platner Associates, in New Haven, Connecticut. Platner designed and produced furniture for Knoll and is considered an icon of 1960s modernism. He is also famed with designing several prominent interiors in New York City, including headquarters offices for the Ford Foundation building and the original Windows on the World restaurant, atop the World Trade Center.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Good condition with wear consistent with light to moderate use.

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Knoll International, the ford foundation, I.M. Pei, New York City, Washington, DC, United States