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In Memoriam: Andrée Putman

by habituallychic

01 . 21 . 13
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

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  1. Karen Albert January 21, 2013 | 7:11 pm

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

    2013 Artists Series

  2. Fabricotti luce January 21, 2013 | 8:03 pm

    the quote is so true! Iris

  3. Patsy Ann Bell January 21, 2013 | 11:08 pm

    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.

  4. simplequietmodern January 22, 2013 | 12:35 am

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

  5. therelishedroost January 22, 2013 | 1:11 am

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

  6. Laurent January 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Consult Ivan Terestchenko’s “visual diary” blog for further portraiture and remembrance.

  7. MJH Design Arts January 22, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    She will always be the best of the best.