September 29, 2008
Platner Coffee Table from Hive (above)
This 1966 table design by Warren Platner has become a modern classic. The table is made out of steel iron rods that form a cone like vortex making a perfect circular base frame for the bottom of this coffee table.
In my mind, a Platner table should be paired with the most classic of furniture...bringing together old classic design and new modern form...I imagine this table in a living room or sitting room amongst several classic Louis VXI chairs neatly upholstered in a white fabric.
Here are several Platner knock-offs in today's Cococozy CHEAP TO CHIC:
CB2 - Cruz Coffee Table - $249 (Handwoven iron wire cage in electric lime green powdercoat is part coffee table, part ethnic craft) (above)
cb2 - Spool Coffee Table - $449 (Vortex of over 1000 hand-welded square iron rings floats round extension of polished clear glass table top. Raw antiqued bronze finish leaves weld marks exposed.) (above)
Zwello - Tatu Coffee Table - $550 (This steel wire coffee table from designer Stephen Burks breaks down into a large tray, bowl and basket. Features triple module construction. Side table and stool also available. Select from red or white finish) (above)
Mecox Gardens - Round Josh Glass Top Coffee Table - $825 (above) (re-edition glass top coffee table with metal spoke base) (above)
Hive - Platner Coffee Table - $1,213 for 36" round (Steel wire rod base. Glass, marble or wood top. Made in Italy by Knoll. Design Warren Platner, 1966.) (above)
Platner Dining Table at Design Within Reach in Beverly Hills - $2,848 (above)