She began her interior design career in 1978 when she formed her agency Ecart after the extraordinary publicity generated by the projects she did for residences of friends and her own home. At the same time, she specialized in reediting furniture designed by leading architects of the modern movement who remained largely unrecognized during their lifetime. Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Mariano Fortuny, Antonio Gaudi, René Herbst, and Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Because she does not stop in discovering new approaches, in 1997, she created a new firm in her own name. Restrained, eclectic and contemporary, her personal style continues to be immediately identifiable. Spaces are enhanced by fine and rich surfaces combined with inexpensive materials. The effect is simple, though undeniably modern. Her style transcends the boundaries of trends into a timeless classicism. With liberty and simple ideas, space is sculpted and then enhanced by a delicate play of light which creates places that are at the same moment new and familiar. Whether an apartment or a hotel, a gallery or museum, a rug or chair each project is treated with the same level of attention by Andrée Putman and her team. Surrounded by architects, stylists and designers, she works on each project from start to finish. For certain projects exterior consultants and local architects join the home team. Experience gained from numerous projects around the world ensures each client that the team works easily within the constraints of projects designed and built outside of France.
The American architect, Elliott Barnes, AIA, partner in the firm, animates a team of interior designers, designers and stylists, and works on each project from its conception to its detailing. The experience from built work in Europe, Asia, and the United States ensures each client that the firm can respond to the demands of projects built abroad.
A design group conceived in August 1997 with Vincent Beaurin. (I like to discover new approaches free from standard machine like attitudes.) Using the permanent exchange model, the group reunites young designers and students of all nationalities.
ADMINISTRATION – COLLECTIVITIES MINISTERIAL OFFICES – 1986/1987 TOWN HALL OF BORDEAUX REGION – 1985 EBEL HEADQUARTERS ; VILLA TURQUE (LE CORBUSIER) – 1989 ARCH OF LA DEFENSE: OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – 1988/1990 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BORDEAUX (C.A.P.C.) – 1992 CHANNEL SEVEN/ARTE, EUROPEAN CHANNEL: NEW HEAD OFFICE – 1993/1994 CONSEIL GENERAL DES BOUCHES DU RHONE, PRESIDENCE & DELIBERATIF – 1993/1994 TOTAL, HEAD OFFICE – 1993/1994 RODIN MUSEUM, PARIS – 1995 MARIE-CLAIRE PRESS GROUPE, PARIS – 1995 TACHE, OFFICES, ANTWERP – 1995 WALLONNIE MUSEUM, NAMUR – 1995 POLYCLINIC, ROUEN – 1995 CHANEL, STUDIO, PARIS – 1996 GILDO PASTOR CENTER IN MONACO, MANAGEMENT OFFICES – 1996 BRANDEIS BROKERS HEADQUARTERS, LONDON. 1999 – MAYOR’S OFFICE, VERSAILLES – 2000 FEDERATION DE LA HAUTE COUTURE, PARIS HOTELS – RESTAURANTS – CLUBS – SALONS 1984 MORGANS HOTEL, NEW YORK – 1987 HOTEL SAINT JAMES CLUB, PARIS – 1988 CARITA BEAUTY SALON, PARIS – BON MARCHE (DEPARTMENT STORE) RESTAURANT – 1988/1990 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BORDEAUX (C.A.P.C.), RESTAURANT – 1990 IM WASSERTURM HOTEL, KOLN – 1990 LE LAC HOTEL, NEAR TOKYO – 1992 ORCHID CLUB HOUSE, KOBE, JAPAN – 1992 FRENCH PAVILLION AT SEVILLE UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION, RESTAURANT AND VIP ROOM – 1992 “LE CAFE FRANÇAIS”, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK – 1993 COGNACS LOUIS ROYER, JARNAC, RECEPTION LOUNGE – 1994/1995 GILDO PASTOR CENTER, MONACO, CLUB – 1994 SHERATON HOTEL, PARIS-ROISSY – 1994 TOTAL, EXECUTIVE DINNING ROOM, PARIS – 1995 CHURCH, LYONS – 1995 MARIE-CLAIRE RESTAURANT, PARIS – 1995 MORGANS HOTEL REFURBISHMENT, NEW YORK- 1997/1998 “SCENES D’INTERIEUR” SALONS, PARIS – 1998 RESTAURANT LO SUSHI, PARIS. SHOPS – BOUTIQUES & CORNERS 1980 HEMISPHERE BOUTIQUES, PARIS – 1980/1983 THIERRY MUGLER FIRST BOUTIQUES – 1980/1984 YVES SAINT LAURENT BOUTIQUES, U.S.A. – 1985 KARL LAGERFELD BOUTIQUES IN THE WORLD, SHOW-ROOM IN NEW YORK – 1985 AZZEDINE ALAIA, FIRST BOUTIQUE, PARIS – 1985 BARNEYS FOR WOMEN, CONCEPT OF THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE UPTOWN DEPARTMENT STORE, NEW YORK CITY – 1985/1990 EBEL, BOUTIQUES AND CORNERS – 1989 BALENCIAGA BOUTIQUES IN THE WORLD – 1991/1992 CACHAREL, CHILDREN BOUTIQUES – 1993/1994 GEORGES RECH BOUTIQUES & CORNERS – 1993 TATI SHOPS, CONCEPT “LA RUE EST A NOUS” – 1993/1994 BALLY BOUTIQUES, CONCEPT – 1994 ET VOUS, PARIS – 1995 CONNOLLY, LONDON – 1995 CARTIER, PARIS – 1995 LA MONNAIE DE PARIS – 1998 WOLFORD, PARIS – 1998 LAGERFELD GALLERY, PARIS – 1999 PEQUIGNET WATCH SHOP, STRASBOURG, PARIS – 2000 CONNOLLY BOUTIQUE, LONDON. BRAND IMAGE – DESIGN – EXHIBITIONS STUDY AND CREATION OF THE VISUAL IMAGE OF VARIOUS COMPANIES – DESIGN OF OBJECTS, LOGOS, PACKAGING AND OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION – CREATION OF VARIOUS PRODUCTS AND OBJECTS OF THE HOME – 1987 FERRARI EXHIBITION AT THE CARTIER FOUNDATION – 1990 EXHIBITION FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIA AT THE “MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS”, PARIS – 1992 ” IN BLACK AND WHITE” EXHIBITION, 60 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE OF HAUTE COUTURE, WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, OHIO – EBEL, EXHIBITION BOOTH AT THE BASEL FAIR – 1993 A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD HAMILTON, HITACHI/FNAC, PARIS – 1993 AIR FRANCE, INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE CONCORDE AIRPLANE – 1994 PHILIPS – 1994 BACCARAT – BERNARDAUD TABLE WEAR – SWAROVSKI – LA MONNAIE DE PARIS – 3 SUISSES – 1995 FILM SET FOR PETER GREENAWAY – 1995 POEFORM – 1997 “A PROPOS DU LUXE”, EXHIBITION AT THE RENAULT CENTER – 1997 THE FALL WINTER COLLECTION SCENOGRAPHY, “LES TROIS SUISSES”, PARIS – 1998 POMPIDOU/GUGGENHEIM: “RENDEZ-VOUS”, NEW YORK – 1999 SOFA AND ARMCHAIR COLLECTION FOR DOMEAU & PERES PRIVATE APARTMENTS INTERIOR DESIGN, RENOVATION OF PRIVATE APARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Architecture Specializations – Commercial Projects, – Residential Projects, Hotels, Pied-a-terre, Residential – Apartments/ Condos, Residential – Custom, Retail – General Interior Design Specializations – Commercial Projects, – Residential Projects, Hotels, Office Interiors – Corporate, Pied-a-terre, Residential – Apartments/ Condos, Residential – Custom, Restaurants/ Night Clubs, Retail – General Services Architecture Services – Gen. Architectural Services, Adaptive Reuse, CADD/ Drafting, Construction Management, Consulting, Historic Preservation, Illustration/ Rendering, Programming, Project Management, Space Planning Interior Design Services – Gen. Interior Design Services, Adaptive Reuse, CADD/ Drafting, Consulting, Programming, Space Planning
* Before I started my studies in Interior Design at FIDM( Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandizing). I worked as a Docent for the French Trade Commissioner at The PDC( Pacific Design Center), hosting Andree Putman’s exhibit.It was one of my inspirations.