Paris Design Attitude – Andrée Putman: Beaubourg
by Paris Attitude - 23/04/2013 - Culture
Paris Design Attitude [neema-design créatrice d’intérieurs] proposes a theme around Andrée Putman and Pompidou Centre aka Beaubourg.
Andrée Putman: interior designer, born 23 December 1925; died 19 January 2013. Andrée Aynard was born and grew up in Paris. In 1958, she married Jacques Putman, a collector and critic with a deep knowledge of modernism. She was known for the pieces of French modernist furniture of the 1930s she rescued from flea markets, and that she sold through her company, Ecart (1978). Then, she was then commissioned by Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld to design shop interiors of modern luxury. Her work is timeless, including the first boutique hotel, Morgans, in New York (1984), and the Guerlain flagship store in Paris (2005).
Pompidou Centre The Centre was designed by Italian and British architects. It was built in the 1970s and it opened in 1977. The functional structural elements of the Centre were colour-coded: green pipes are plumbing, blue ducts are for climate control, electrical wires are encased in yellow, and circulation elements and devices for safety are red. In 2007, the Pritzker jury said the Pompidou “revolutionized museums, transforming what had once been elite monuments into popular places of social and cultural exchange, woven into the heart of the city”.
1/ Suspension Lamp “Le Soleile”, Foscarini, 825 euros. Four addresses in Paris: www.foscarini.com
2/ Armchair “Coogee”, Sentou, 1 092 euros. Several sizes, colours, fabrics. Two shops in Paris: www.sentou.fr
3/ Lampstand “Tube et Béret”, Andrée Putman editions, 3 349 euros. Studio Putman, 22 rue Chauchat, 75009 Paris. http://studioputman.com
4/ Low tables “Un, Deux, Trois”, Andrée Putman editions, price on request. Studio Putman, 22 rue Chauchat, 75009 Paris. http://studioputman.com
5/ Carpet “Exclamation”, Andrée & Olivia Putman, 180 x 270 cm, from 683 euros (several sizes). Tout le monde Bochart, 221 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré ,75008 Paris www.toulemondebochart.fr
6/ Couch “Naviglio”, The Conran Shop, 7 595 euros The Conran Shop, 117, rue du Bac, 75007 Paris www.conranshop.fr
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