Andrée Putman – The Legend Decorator

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Andrée Putman – The Legend Decorator

Andrée Putman (23 December 1925 – 19 January 2013) was a French interior and product designer.

The interior design of the Morgans Hotel in New York in 1984 marked a turning point in Andrée Putman’s career.

She managed to make a high-standard hotel with a small budget and asserted her style with sober rooms and visual effects.

From the 1980s, she led more and more interior design projects.

Hotels such as Le Lac in Japan, Im Wasserturm in Germany and the Sheraton in Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

Stores for Azzedine Alaia, Balenciaga, Bally and Lagerfeld.

Offices, particularly the one for French Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1984.

And museums like the CAPC, Bordeaux’s contemporary art museum.

In 1997, Andrée Putman created her eponymous Studio, specialising in interior design, product design and scenography.

Andree Putman

She collaborate with Christofle, she created a Champagne bucket for Veuve Clicquot and reinterpreted the iconic Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag.

In 2001, Putman created “Préparation Parfumée”.

In 2003, she launched her own line of furniture “Préparation meublée”.

In 2004, she creates a stunning Russian tea set for Gien: Polka.

An interior designer, she carried out the projects for Pershing Hall in Paris, the Morgans Hotel in Manhattan and the Blue Spa at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.

In 2005, Guerlain chooses the Studio Putman to re-design its flagship store on the Champs Elysées.

Among notable private commissions are the Pagoda House in Tel Aviv,

the vast Soho penthouse for Serge and Tatiana Sorokko,

and a cliff-house in Tangier for Bernard-Henri Lévy and Arielle Dombasle, for whom Putman completely restructured the building.

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