Monday, January 21, 2013

In Memoriam: Andrée Putman

I was saddened to hear that legendary French interior designer Andrée Putman passed away in Paris Saturday at the age of 87.  She might be best know here in New York for designing the Morgans Hotel for Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager but she also designed many spaces and products in her famous minimalist style. I posted the photos of the apartment she designed in Paris in this post a month after I began my blog in 2007 and they still stand up today.  They are a testament to her talent that will be very missed. 

"Unless you have a feeling for that secret knowledge that modest things can be more beautiful than anything expensive, you will never have style." - Andrée Putman (1925-2013) 

Top photo by Thibault Montamat
Other photos by Francois Hallard


Karen Albert said...

Absolutely stunning Heather; and yes truly stand the test of time.

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Fabricotti luce said...

the quote is so true! Iris

Patsy Ann Bell said...

I had thought of her often lately and had wondered if she was still active. This is very sad news. Thank you for letting us know.

simplequietmodern said...

I had not heard. Her signature was unmistakable. What a mark she has left.

therelishedroost said...

Her design was Tres Chic!! Truly stunning!
WE can be inspired by her talent!
xo Karolyn

Laurent said...

Consult Ivan Terestchenko's "visual diary" blog for further portraiture and remembrance.

MJH Design Arts said...

She will always be the best of the best.

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