DESIGNER

Warren Platner

An icon of 1960s modernism, American architect and designer Warren Platner is praised for his innovative techniques, unique designs and cross-industry repertoire. Lending a sculptural quality to each piece he designed, Platner’s work has been honoured with multiple places in the permanent collection at New York’s MoMA.

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A black and white photograph of Warren Platner's furniture in the making.

Having studied at Cornell University for a degree in architecture, Platner collaborated with legends such as Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei before creating his Platner collection for Knoll. An icon of modern design, the Platner collection features an exceptionally striking core design that boasts a sculptural base with elegant upholstery. Immersing himself in the design, Platner helped to devise the techniques and method needed to manufacture the collection.

Renowned across the globe for his contribution to design, Warren Platner designed interiors and buildings, as well as furniture. The mastermind behind the luxurious interior of the original Windows on the World restaurant, the headquarters for the Ford Foundation and Georg Jensen’s New York showroom, Platner was inducted into Interior Design magazine's hall of fame in 1985. Dedicated to his eponymously-mamed firm, Platner continued to work on architectural projects until his death in 2006.

Exclusive Platner Lounge Chair in Miel Teddy Mohair & Bronze

Warren Platner's iconic Platner Lounge Chair and Ottoman in a Conran-Shop exclusive, honey-hued finish against a white background.

Offering our own breathtaking twist on Warren Platner's 1966 icon for Knoll, the Platner Lounge Chair and corresponding Ottoman are newly dressed in Pierre Frey's Teddy Mohair upholstery, a finish only available at The Conran Shop.

Complete with matching bronze framing, the honey-hued duo results from meticulously welding hundreds of curved steel rods to its circular infrastructure, accented with an inviting mohair-cotton blend for a multi-dimensional, soft edge to the effortlessly sculptural modern design staple.

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