Lot 33: TWO PLATNER LOUNGE CHAIRS BY WARREN PLATNER (1919-2006) FOR KNOLL, CIRCA 1970''S
December 4, 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
TWO PLATNER LOUNGE CHAIRS BY WARREN PLATNER (1919-2006) FOR KNOLL, CIRCA 1970''S
Chrome plated steel base supporting an upholstered seat with separate cushion, marked Knoll International, 77cm high
Marion Best Pty Ltd, Queen St Woollahra
''Penhallow,'' Castlecrag, 1971
The Collection of Richard ''Dick'' (1913-1989) and Joan Crebbin
''Sydney Style, Marion Hall Best/Interior Designer'', Greenway Gallery Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, July 31 - October 17 1993, cat. no. 30-32
For comparison, Marion Best''s own Platner suite illustrated, Vogue Living, 1968, Babette Hayes and April Hersey, Australian Style, Paul Hamlyn, 1970, pp136-7 and
Catriona Quinn, Sydney Style, Marion Hall Best Interior Designer, Historic Houses Trust 1993, illustrated pp 14, 21, 22
Designed in 1966, Marion Best quickly ordered the Platner armchairs and coffee table for her own home in Woollahra, where they sat in her Marimekko-tented courtyard. This outdoor setting was photographed by Kerry Dundas and featured in the newly launched Vogue Living in 1968, an image that cemented Marimekko, Platner saturated colour and outdoor living as emblematic of Best''s late 1960s ''high style.'' The Crebbins, always adventurous and taking their cues from Best, ordered the same suite in 1971.
Each frame in good order with no faults. The fabric with marks and the foam backing out of shape and needs replacing.
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