An architect and designer, Warren Platner is perhaps most well known for creating a furniture collection that has proved to be an enduring icon of 1960s Modernism: the wirework collection, introduced in 1966. In the early and mid-60s, Platner worked in the firms of Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche. As an architect, Platner was also involved in another central mid-century design milestone from the mid-1960s: the headquarters of the Ford Foundation, at 320 East 43rd Street, near Second Avenue in Manhattan. As the head of interior design at Roche's firm, Platner was responsible for the interior decoration of the building. Platner also created lighting fixtures, floor and window coverings, furniture and architectural ornaments for various clients. He was still active as a designer until his death in 2006. Read more about Warren Platner in our magazine.
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