Saturday, January 19

Andrée Putman: Grand Dame of French Design

 


Hoy es un día triste para el mundo del diseño. Se confirmó que la aclamada diseñadora de interiores Andrée Putman falleció esta mañana a los 87 años.

Putman, quien rediseñó clásicos para marcas de lujo y se le atribuye desarrollo del concepto boutique hotel,
fue una de las pioneras en considerar colaboraciones creativas entre el mundo del mobiliario, del arte y de la moda.
Trabajó en la imagen de marcas y diseñadores como Guerlain, Thierry Mugler, Karl Lagerfeld y Balenciaga además de realizar interiorismos para particulares que siempre la destacaron como una de las creativas más innovadoras y excéntricas del medio. También trabajó en moda junto a Didier Grumbach y explotó su capacidad de descubrir nuevos talentos, ayudando a despegar las carreras de Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Ossie Clark y Claude Montana, entre otros.

A pesar de no contar con formación académica, su vida creativa no conoció límites y nos maravilló con diseños equilibrados de vanguardia, humor y refinamiento. Su personalidad, su elegancia y su fuerte visión estética la catalogaron como la Coco Chanel de los interiores. Y es así que decidimos recordarla.

‘In the 1970s, my work was said to be “bizarre". But it was absolute classicism. When you look at it today, you could think that it was designed yesterday, 20 years ago, or in a month.’ - Andrée Putman




Today is a sad day in the world of design. It was confirmed that internationally renowned designer Andrée Putman died this morning, aged 87, in her Paris home. 

Putman, who redesigned classics for luxury brands and is credited with the development of the boutique hotel concept, pioneered in considering creative collaborations between the worlds of interiors, art and fashion. She worked in the image of brands and designers such as Guerlain, Thierry Mugler, Karl Lagerfeld and  Balenciaga in addition to her privately consigned interiors, which stood her out as one of the most eccentric and innovative  designers. She also worked in fashion alongside Didier Grumbach, making use of her innate ability to spot new talents, and thus helping launch the careers Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Ossie Clark y Claude Montana, among others. 

Although lacking any formal training, her creative life knew no limits and she amazed us with designs equally balanced of innovation, humor and refinement. Through her personality, elegance and strong aesthetic vision she was known as the Coco Chanel of interior design.

'In the 1970s, my work was said to be “bizarre". But it was absolute classicism. When you look at it today, you could think that it was designed yesterday, 20 years ago, or in a month.’ - Andrée Putman


 


    


 


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