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June 12, 2015
The prolific midcentury architect and designer brought us many treasures, the most iconic among them his wire chairs and tables for Knoll, designed in 1966. To follow are 7 modern rooms that incorporate the look in high style.
John Lautner building renovation interior

Platner's coffee table and armchair is at home in this little-known John Lautner building on offer in Desert Hot Springs, California.

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He specified many reflective surfaces, including custom brass lamps and a gold-leaf wall covered in gold globes.

At Windows on the World, the restaurant ­located on the top floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center and completed in 1976, Platner specified many reflective surfaces, including custom brass lamps and a gold-leaf wall covered in gold globes.

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Warren Platner’s home in Guilford, Connecticut

Platner designed his own house in Guilford, Connecticut, in 1970, as a set of pavilions centered on a great room. At the center of the great room was a fur-covered sofa surrounded by more furniture, in tones of taupe and tan, of Platner’s own design.

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A Philippe Starck standing lamp and an Eames chaise longue bracket the living room; two Lawrence Weiner prints hang behind a pair of Warren Platner chairs and a table purchased from a River Oaks estate sale; at far left of the room, a partial wall of new

At Barbara Hill's 1960s condo in Houston, a Philippe Starck standing lamp and an Eames chaise longue bracket the living room; two Lawrence Weiner prints hang behind a pair of Warren Platner chairs and a table purchased from a River Oaks estate sale; at far left of the room, a partial wall of new cinderblocks hides a return air vent.

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Maurice “Maurie” McKenzie designed and inhabited this space designed for entertaining turned Borrego Springs weekend retreat. The pair of bedroom suites best reflect McKenzie’s groovy aesthetic: In the master bedroom, the bed is tucked into a recess in the center of the room flanked by two low stairs and fronted by a teak headboard and cabinet. A Platner chair makes a statement in a far corner.

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Modern living room with redwood ceiling and chairs by Knoll and Vitra

In the living room of the former residence of architect David Boone, built in 1972, local artwork and an elegant redwood ceiling watch over a side chair by Warren Platner for Knoll and an Easy Edges side chair by Frank Gehry for Vitra.

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Modular Texas home master bedroom with Reve bed and knoll chair

In a Texas home, the master bedroom is furnished with a Reve bed by Niels Bendtsen, an Ingmar chair by Jonathan Adler, and a Platner Arm Chair, which Warren Platner designed for Knoll in 1966. Wallace and Coco purchased the antique pieces in Fredericksburg, Texas.

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John Lautner building renovation interior

Platner's coffee table and armchair is at home in this little-known John Lautner building on offer in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Photo by Dan Chavkin.

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