Design: Warren Platner

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
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:

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
E. Reflections Print from Crate&Barrel
F. Vintage (similar found here and here)

-post by Brooke Jones



  1. Obsessed with that Jonathan Adler side chair, and this post in general! ;) xo

  2. I love Warren Platner design and the inspired pieces are great too. They would go really good with my mostly white decor/furniture. I especially like the rug and the lamps because the structure makes them even more special.

  3. Those are beautiful designs!

  4. Wow that abstract art from C&B is beautiful!!! Love Warren Platner design!!! xoxo e&a

  5. Those items would make one gorgeous room! I'll be thinking about that table all night now--so beautiful!

  6. WITHANNA: I agree - it would look really nice with white furniture. I adore the lamps too!!

  7. Love this! Makes me want to go decorate right now! I love Brooke's posts... so classy.

  8. Those platner tables are incredible!! I definitely love how unique they look!


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