Author(s): Stephane Gerschel
Andree Putman was first cut above the rest when, twenty years ago, she conceived the first boutique hotel, the Morgan. She was also the one to open a new path for modern design, reinstating the importance of such major designers as Eileen Gray, Robert Mallet stevens, Mariano Fortuny, and Jean-Michel Frank, among informed professionals. Since then, Putman's eclecticism has led her to embrace projects as the Guggenheim Museum, the Azzedine Alaia boutique and peter Greenway movie sets. Today, the designer's elegant and bold style is known throughout the world, from Los Angels to Shanghai, a city where she created numerous projects.