Warren Platner was an architect and interior designer. He studied at Cornell University and graduated in 1941 with an architecture degree.
He began his illustrious career working for some of the most prominent designers such as Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei and in 1955 was awarded the Rome Prize in architecture.
Whilst working with Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche in the 1960s, Platner immersed himself in the creation of steel wire furniture. He went as far as devising the method and tooling to produce his designs which are considered to be icons of 60s modernist design.
As well as his epochal furniture collection, Platner also created archetypal interior design solutions for the likes of the Geog Jensen Design Centre and the World restaurant in the World Trade Centre. He created flexible spaces that were efficient and understated.