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Private collection, Buffalo, NY

International style FURNITURE

Warren Platner, Coffee Table

In the 1960s, Warren Platner transformed steel wire into a sculptural furniture collection, creating what is now considered a design icon of the modern era.

The furniture's unique,harmonious form is produced by welding curved vertical steel wire rods to circular frames, producing a moiré effect and capturing the decorative, gentle, graceful quality that Platner sought to achieve.

All metal components are finished in bright nickel with a clear lacquer protective coating. The surface is 3/4" thick tempered glass. The Platner Coffee Table is part of a collection including a dining table and side table.

Dimensions: 15.25"H x 36" or 42.25"
Sold by Knoll

1956 Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair.
Frame is molded plywood with walnut, rosewood, or cherry veneer; star-shaped base.

Wassily Chair No.B3 (1925-1927) designed by Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus in 1925 when he conceived the first tubular steel chair, the Wassily chair, based on the tubed frame of a bicycle. Believed to be the first bent tubular steel chair design.

This is the most copied of all Breuer's chairs. The frame was originally made from bent, nickelled, tubular steel. It later became chrome plated. The seat and the back are made from canvas, fabric or leather.

It was designed for Kandinsky's quarters at the Dessau Bauhaus. It was at the time quite revolutionary in its use of tubular steel. It was inspired by an Adler bike.

Chrome plated steel tube frame  ...  Italian saddle leather on seat, back, arms

Photos and their arrangement © 2006 Chuck LaChiusa
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