Saturday, January 19, 2013

r.i.p. andrée putman

andrée putman in her paris office

doorhandles, hotel particulier, paris, 2003

bathroom of the morgan's hotel, new york, 1984

le concorde

bouches du rhône, lecture hall

ministère de l'éducation, paris, 2002

andrée putman, gap ad

azzedine alaia, boutique, paris, 1985-86

anne fontaine store, staircase

french interior & product designer andrée putman has died at the age of 87. 

she began working in the 1960s for the magazine l'oeil & les cahiers de elle. in the 1980s she was instrumental in rediscovering the work of designers eileen gray, mallet-stevens, pierre chareau, mariano fortuny, rene herbst, jean-michel frank & others, launching ecart international to manufacture these forgotten modern classics.

1984 she designed the interior for ian schrager's morgans hotel in new new york & is credited with designing the first "boutique hotel".  putman has designed the interior of shops for yves saint laurent, karl lagerfeld, theirry mugler, azzedine alaia, cartier, ebel and others. she has worked on projects ranging from movie sets for peter greenaway's pillow book to revamping the concorde interiors for air france.

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