Warren Platner 1919-2006

American architect and interior designer Warren Platner studied architecture at Cornell University before working at various design and architecture firms including Raymond Loewy, I.M. Pei, Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche. Whilst part of Eero Saarinen’s office he contributed to designs for Washington’s Dulles Airport, amongst other high profile projects.

As Head of Interior Design for Kevin Roche, he created flexible office spaces, installing custom-made furniture and ergonomic desks. In 1965 he opened his own office Warren Platner Associates for which one of his first solo projects included the New York showroom for Danish silversmith and designer Georg Jensen. During his career he became synonymous with 1960s modernism, and is widely known for his prominent interiors including his ‘ocean liner’ design for the former New York World Trade Centre’s original Windows on the World restaurant. In 1995 he was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize.

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