Warren Platner Writing Desk with Sideboard in Black Leather, Steel and Oak
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This set of a writing table with one drawer and a functional, lockable sideboard with doors and two drawers was designed by Warren Platner for Knoll International in the 1970s. The three materials chromed metal, black leather and blond wood combine beautifully in color and texture.
Warren Platner (1919-2006) was an American architect who also designed interiors and furniture. In his early years, Platner worked for the architect Eero Saarinen. Platner is famous for his refined and theatrical designs and he did not shy away for color.
Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26-year-old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans' father, Walter Knoll was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.