The Platner Collection which has been in continuous production by Knoll since its launch in 1966 recently had an update with the steel now being produced in a 18k gold plated finish as well as the original nickel plating. The table's frame is made of vertical steel wire rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods. The base features a clear plastic extrusion ring that creates a smooth bottom surface. The top is available in a choice of glass or marble finishes.
Warren Platner studied architecture at Cornell University. Following his work with legendary designers Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei, he immersed himself in the creation of steel wire furniture, devising the method and tooling to produce the lounge chair in the line as well. Notable among his residential and commercial projects are the Georg Jensen Design Center and the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, both in New York City