As we’ve already established and agreed upon multiple times before, there really isn’t much in this world more fabulous than mid-century modern furniture. The style has been en vogue for decades and seamlessly fits into almost every style of home décor and interior design, from wild and eclectic to minimal and modern. One of my all-time favorite mid-century pieces, commonly known as the Platner Collection, consists of bent metal wire to create cylindrical, drum-like tables, chairs and ottomans that would even make the stars of Mad Men feel inferior about their furniture!
Designed by Warren Platner (who also worked for modern furniture pioneer Eero Saarinen) the Platner Collection was produced by Knoll in 1966. The series features curved steel rods and comfortable fabric upholstery that’s just as famous as it was in the ‘60s as it is today. Studio M has used these classic pieces on a few different projects, one of the most memorable being an emerald-infused waterfront high-rise condo in downtown Saint Petersburg, FL. The project’s dining space boasts green Platner chairs around a contemporary circular-shaped table overlooking a spectacular ocean view.
My personal favorite piece from the collection would have to be the Platner Easy Chair, which is super comfortable without sacrificing the modern design aesthetic. I’d absolutely love to own one someday! Alas, one couldn’t possibly own the Platner Easy Chair without also adopting the equally beautiful Platner Coffee Table, which has been used by a ton of my favorite interior designers, from Kelly Wearstler to Jonathan Adler. These two were made for each other and look timelessly chic next to one another.
Needless to say, my living room will forever be a safe haven for these modern lovelies if anyone were to be giving any up for adoption anytime soon. Just remember, I’m always here for a friend looking to give away mid-century modern classics!
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