The Handmade Issue
With a limited edition cover by Aldo Bakker
The grande dame of French design, Andrée Putman is best known for inventing the boutique hotel concept in 1984 with her interiors for the Morgan Hotel in New York.
The bathroom at the Morgans Hotel in New York with her signature monochrome graphics, designed in 1984Photography by Deidi Von Schaewen
The lobby of the Morgans Hotel in New York, renovated by Putman in 2008Photography by Nicolas Koenig
Putman was asked to revamp the interiors of the Concorde in 1994. She created an art deco frieze for the carpet, covered the seats in white fabric, and brought in softer lighting.
The 'Élephant' bench, designed by Putman in the 1980s, is an oversized version of the traditional benches found in Parisian squares.
In 2003, Putman launched her own furniture collection, Préparation meublée, which includes this elegant 'Crecent Moon' sofa.
Private apartment, San Sebastian, Spain, 2005
Guerlain boutique, Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2005
A former professional pianist, Putman designed the 'Voie Lactée' piano for French brand Pleyel in 2008.
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