"I have no recipe for how to combine things. But you must be sincere. And if you are, strangely, it will succeed."
Andrée Putman (1925-2013) was born in Paris, where she began a career in music. She first made contact with the design world while working at the magazines Elle and L’OEIL, and at advertising agencies. In 1978 she founded the interior design firmé cart, soon earning a name for herself for her refined harmony of forms, which became a point of reference for elegant shops and luxury hotels around the world, and for bringing affordable art and design to the Prisunic supermarket chain. In the 1980s she created the world’s first boutique hotel: Morgans in New York. These achievements led her along several eclectic paths: from the Museum of the Fine Arts in Rouen to the CAPC in Bordeaux, the Guggenheim, and the Universal Exposition of Seville. She designed the interiors of the Concorde for Air France, Parete AP for UniFor, and the set for the film The Pillow Book by P. Greenaway. Her most recent works include the restaurants Lô Sushi in Paris and Bastide in Los Angeles, an important flatware collection for Christofle, and her own fragrance, Préparation Parfumée.