Warren Platner en Classicdesign.it
Warren Platner was an American architect and interior designer who co-operated with other legendary professionals such as Raymond Loewy, I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen whit whom he worked from 1960 to 1965 taking part in many historical design projects including the Washington-Dulles International Airport, the Repertory Theater at Lincoln Center, and several dormitories at Yale University.
In 1966 in collaboration with Knoll, he unveiled his most famous collection, the Platner Collection - a series of modern chairs, ottomans and tables rested on a sculptural base of nickel-plated steel rods resembling a "shiny sheaf of wheat"; each piece requires more than 1,000 welds and the complex design blends with architectural and industrial style.
In 1967 Platner opened its own company, Platner Associates, dealing with architecture, but also furniture, lighting, textiles and interiors design. From the late 1960s onwards, he showcased his work and worked on several interior design projects and architecture, including the interiors of the Ford Foundation (1967), the Georg Jensen Design Center (1968) and the original Windows on the World restaurant, atop the World Trade Center in New York, the interior of the American Restaurant in Kansas (1974) and the interior of the Water Tower Place (1976) in Chicago.