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Knoll’s 1966 Platner wire chair

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If you want a design icon on your home, there’s still plenty to choose from on the high street, although the best still come at a price. And that’s certainly the case with the Platner chair from Knoll.

Designed by Warren Platner in 1966, this distinctive piece of seating transformed steel wire into sculptural furniture, winning plenty of awards along the way. The frame is available in a choice of polished nickel or metallic bronze finish, with a moulded fibreglass shell and (removable) foam cushion for the actual seat, as well as a choice of upholstery.

But there is still that price. A lounge chair retails for £2526, a side chair for £1340 even the hunble stool has a £799 price tag.

Find out more at the Knoll website

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