Warren Platner Modern simplicity

American architect and interior designer Warren Platner creates sculptural, yet functional furniture. Following the lines of the 1960s modernists, he imagines adjustable and warm homes. 

Born in 1919, Platner graduated from the Cornell University in 1941 with an architecture degree, before working with such renowned architects as Raymond Loewy, I. M. Pei and Eero Saarinen - who inspired his furniture collection developed with Knoll. With this collaboration, the designer gained worldwide fame and influence. 

The Platner collection embodies modern furniture. Table legs multiply into thousands of shafts, flaring out like a vortex. Seemingly simple round and soft chairs are, in fact, the result of thousands of welds, a testament to the complexity of his work. Amongst his most recent creations are Georg Jensen Design Center’s interior design, and Windows on the World, the North Tour of the World Trade Center’ s spectacular restaurant.

Find the Glass and Steel Coffee Table (1966) at Leclaireur.