Warren Platner (1919-2006) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and worked for years in the studios of leading architects and designers. In the 1940s he was employed by Raymond Loewy and I.M. Pei, later becoming one of Eero Saarinen's closest collaborators. It owes much of its fame to a collection of tables and chairs designed for Knoll in the 1960s, the Platner Collection, a true technical prodigy that required over a decade of studies and prototypes before being put into production. He was also an appreciated interior designer: among his most famous projects we should mention the Georg Jensen Design Center in New York and the interiors of the Windows of the World restaurant, located on top of one of the two Twin Towers of the famous World Trade Center. In 1985 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the famous magazine "Interior Design".