Joseph Warren Platner
His influences on architecture, interiors, exhibitions, graphics, lighting, artwork, and decoration, have been described as “sensuous modernism; elegant, understated and efficient”. Platner produced a furniture collection that has proved to be a continuing icon of 1960s modernism.
The son of a cabinet maker, his family fled Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1938. At first interested in painting and sculpture, Kagan later became attracted to architecture and design and would go on to become one of the most influential furniture designers of the 20th centruy