Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inspired - Warren Platner


This circulation space is beautifully utilized as a library. It's the perfect example of how a designer should consider the verticality and all four walls plus the ceiling when designing a space.
The gold leaf wall with the textural globes pictured above is gorgeous!
Warren Planter (1919-2006) was a modernist who practiced interior design and architecture in the 1960's and 70's.
He's best known for his Warren Platner chair, stool and table, designs for Knoll. The sculptural bases are made from nickel covered steel rods.  His interiors and designs were graceful, elegant and had softer lines then the work by his modernist peers. "As a designer, I felt there was room for the kind of decorative, gentle, graceful kind of design that appeared in period style like Louis XV ."
I would love the opportunity to incorporate a Warren Platner table in a transitional setting.

10 comments:

Kelly Green said...

very Bond.......James Bond! KG

The Decorator said...

Beautiful! Inspiring!
Just love the iconic Platner pieces, and that gold leaf ceiling is wonderful!

Clementina said...

Che bello!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I have one of his chairs and I just ADORE it- his interiors are equally gorgeous!

Megan said...

Every last one of those spaces is absolutely gorgeous and timeless. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

Julie Khuu said...

That ceiling design is RIDICULOUS!! Wow, so gorgeously graphic and sculptural at the same time...would love to dine in that space for the design alone. Thanks for sharing!

xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

Sweetdeesignz.com said...

OMG everything i ever wanted this man has captured. Thank you for this post.

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Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Whitney said...

The first picture (The American Restaurant) is amazing! It is one of my favorite Kansas City places!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

ashamed to say that i work right across the street from the american and have never been there....better believe i am making a trip over! and searching for more of warren's designs immediately. gorgeous inspiration! thanks for sharing!

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