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Andrée Putman

Dubbed “the vestal of the 


the immaculate conceptual.” 



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Andrée Putman

Biography of Andrée Putman

Andrée Putman

Dubbed “the vestal of the immaculate conceptual” by the French daily newspaper “Le Monde,” Andrée Putman began her career with a notable achievement, bringing art into Prisunic while working for the French department store’s design and style departments. In the 1980s, Putman produced furniture by great modern designers of the 1930s who were not well known to the general public at the time, thus saving Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Franck, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Mario Fortuny and others from oblivion. In New York, Putman introduced a modern vision for hotels by creating the first boutique hotel, Morgans, in 1984. She also designed stores all over the world for the great names in fashion, hotels and restaurants, and offices for government ministers and captains of industry. Her successes encouraged her natural penchant for eclecticism; she has worked on everything from the Musée de Beaux-Arts in Rouen, the CAPC (Contemporary Art Museum) in Bordeaux and the Guggenheim to the World’s Fair in Seville, film sets for Peter Greenaway and Air France’s Concorde.

 

 

Among her recent designs are a champagne bucket for Veuve Clicquot, leather furniture for Poltrona Frau and a reinterpretation of the legendary Steamer bag for Louis Vuitton. In the realm of interior decor, we can cite an office building for the pharmaceutical giant Novartis and Guerlain’s flagship store on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

In 2007, Putman designed Anne Fontaine’s boutique-spa in Paris; spectacular private homes in Brussels, Dublin, Miami, Paris, Rome, Shanghai and Tel Aviv, and a magnificent house on a cliff in Tangiers for Arielle Dombasle and Bernard-Henri Lévy. Always on the cutting edge of modernity, Putman has now exported her unique style to Hong Kong, with two skyscrapers, one of them a 26-story residential hotel named after her: the Putman Hotel.

creations of Andrée Putman