Friday, September 18, 2015

Warren Platner: Mid-Century Modern Furniture for Knoll

Warren Platner is a world renowned furniture designer whose collection was heavily inspired by his background in architecture, which he studied at Cornell University. After graduating, he went on to work with some of the most prominent architects in the United States, including the firms of Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche in the early and mid-1960s. Platner is primarily remembered for his trademark furniture collection for Knoll.  In 1966, Platner unveiled his collection of chairs, ottomans and tables. Platner himself formulated the production of the complicated pieces, many of which were constructed from over one hundred cylindrical steel rods and over a thousand welds.  With its complex and distinguished design, the collection was, and continues to be, a staple of modern design.

A few pieces now available at One and Home.

Warren Platner for Knoll Wide Lounge Chairs 1715 Mid-Century Modern Warren Platner for Knoll Wide Lounge Chairs - 1715 Series

Armchair by Warren Platner for Knoll

warren platner for Knoll mid century modern wire coffee table
 Warren Platner for Knoll Coffee Table

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hollywood Regency Design - A Brief Overview & History

HOLLYWOOD REGENCY seems to be dominating the world of interior design these days. It’s a style that’s fresh and modern, with old-fashioned wit and vintage accents. Hollywood Regency style came about after celebrities in the 1930’s were inspired by luxurious film sets to have their own homes decorated in the same fashion. These sets were meant to draw attention to the occupants of the room and signify their extravagant lifestyles.  It’s a balance of modernism and drama in d├ęcor. It consists of simple furniture mixed with bold antique accents from around the world, which add an element of sophistication. Bright colors and big patterns give these rooms unique personalities to reflect those of their owners. 1930’s actor William Haines established the look and influenced his contemporaries, Dorothy Draper and Billy Baldwin, as well as current designers such as Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler who keep the style very much alive today.

Here are some examples of Hollywood Regency pieces from that can help you master the look:

An antique carved and gilded two panel Italian mirror.  

Hollywood Regency, Fancher White Enamel Chinoiserie Sideboard, vintage

Fancher White Enamel Chinoiserie Sideboard.


Hollywood Regency, Black Lacquered & Gilt High-Boy Dresser by American of Martinsville, vintage

Black Lacquered & Gilt High-Boy Dresser by American of Martinsville.

hollywood regency, Italian 3-Headed Brass Giraffe, vintage

Italian 3-Headed Brass Giraffe

Regency Wing Back Lounge Chair in Plum Velvet

Pair of Hollywood Regency Enameled Lamps by Stiffel.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Just-In 9-8-15 | 1960s Danish Modern Niels Moller Teak Dining Set with Six #75 Chairs and Extenison Dining Table

JL Niels Moller Teak Dining Table & # 75 Chairs Danish Modern 1
JL Moller Teak Dining Table & # 75 Chairs Danish Modern 2
Just in, but not yet listed at  We have a very nice 1960s Danish Modern Niels Moller teak dining set that includes six #75 upholstered dining chairs and a 44"wide extension leaf dining table.  The chairs have a beautiful dark teak finish with recently upholstered seats.