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PREVIEW SALONE 2016: KNOLL

Feb 19, 2016 designdiffusion

PREVIEW SALONE 2016: KNOLL

At Salone del Mobile 2016, Knoll  is pleased to introduce the Bertoia Diamond Chair and Platner collection in an 18 karat gold-plated finish.

The 18k gold-plated Diamond Chair honors Bertoia centennial celebration: in celebration of the Harry Bertoia Centennial, Knoll is pleased to introduce the Bertoia Diamond Chair in an 18 karat gold-plated finish. The option, developed in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Platner Collection, pays homage to beryllium’s golden quality that Bertoia so favored. The Harry Bertoia Centennial is Knoll’s year-long celebration of the life and work of Harry Bertoia.  Recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking furniture designs for Knoll, Bertoia was primarily a sculptor.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Platner Collection, Knoll is proud to announce Platner Gold, an 18k gold-plated finish option. The finish, plated in Italy, is available for the Platner Lounge Chair, Platner Arm Chair, Platner Stool, Platner Dining Table, Platner Coffee Table and Platner Side Table. The Platner Collection was designed in 1966 by architect Warren Platner, who intended it to be gold-plated. However, the technology of the time made gold plating in large-scale production impossible, leading to the nickel-plated steel known today. The 2015 issue of Platner Gold fulfills Platner’s original wish. The pieces in the Platner Collection are each made up of hundreds of individual welds, all soldered by hand, resulting in forms that recall “sheafs of wheat.”