Dining chair (one of a pair)

Dining chair, model no. 1725A

designed 1966, made about 1970
Artist Warren Platner (American, 1919–2006), Manufacturer Knoll International (American, founded in 1938)

Object Place: East Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States


H. 29 in; ow. 26 1/2 in.; od. 22 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Nickel-finish steel rod or wire with foam rubber support and orange wool upholstery

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)


Americas, Contemporary Art


Seating and beds

Tightly spaced vertical wires flare out into a cup-shaped seat having an arch of orange woolen padded upholstery that extends along upper edge. Simple padded seat is set into base of the cup shaped seat. Pedestal is in the form of a truncated cone-shaped having similar wire construction. Three bracing rings within base provides structure; a plastic cap encases and protects the base.




Owned originally by James Mills (brother of Gitta Kurlat), who acquired it from a dealer in the Washington, D.C. area; 1981, purchased by James' sister, Gitta Kurlat and her husband Saul Kirlat, Cambridge, Mass.; 2001, given by the Kurlats in memory of James Mills (Accession Date September 27, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of James Mills


Reproduced with permission.
All images courtesy of Knoll, Inc.