Hello again! It's Brooke from the Modern Sophisticate.
Lately I have developed a crush on architect turned designer, Warren Platner. You may not recognize the name but I'm sure you design gurus out there have seen his work before in magazine like Lonny, Architectural Digest, Dwell, etc. Platner developed nickel-plated steel wire furniture in the 1960's and his pieces have been in production ever since. Talk about timeless style!
"I felt there was room for the kind of decorative, gentle, graceful design that appeared in a period style like Louis XV." -Warren Platner
Here are some of my favorite Platner-style objects from every price point:
1. 1960's White Wire Ceiling Pendant from High Street Market
2. Silver Plated Wire Basket from High Street Market
3. Warren Platner Occasional Table from 1st Dibs
4. Modern Silver Wastebasket from High Street Market (this is the piece that made me fall in love with Platner's style. Who knew you could fall in love with a wastebasket?)
If money was no object, I would personally buy a vintage Platner for Knoll Carrera marble dining table. It may just be the sexiest dining table ever created. Here is my dream Platner inspired dining room:
A. Carrera Marble Topped Dining Table by Warren Platner from 1st Dibs
B. Louis Side Chair from Jonathan Adler (every modern room needs a dash of tradition and vise-versa)
C. Ikat Links Rug from West Elm
D. Michael Bang for Holmegaard Ovoid Lamps from 1st Dibs
E. Reflections Print from Crate&Barrel
G. 36 Light Chrome Sputnik Light Fixture from 1st Dibs
-post by Brooke Jones