Platner Armchair | Knoll

Available at Design Within Reach

Warren Platner gave the definition of “a classic” as something that, “every time you look at it, you accept it as it is and see no way of improving it.” The man clearly knew his stuff, since he designed this chair in 1966 and it has maintained its status as a design darling for nearly 50 years.

Architectural yet soft and inviting, this iconic piece is more than furniture — it’s art. Made of steel wire rods with a plastic ring around the base to protect your floors, the Platner Armchair (starting at $3,112) stands 29 inches high and 26.5 inches wide and comes in a handful of cool colors.

The best part: Design Within Reach is holding its Knoll® Annual Sale through Sept. 29, which means the Platner Armchair is 15 percent off the list price ($2,645 for boucle, $2,859 for mohair). Comfortable, elegant and painstakingly produced, this investment will give you interior design street cred for decades to come.