Remembering the Late Andrée Putman, Design Icon and Global Influencer

An artist, Marcin Sobolev, created the fish etching on the acid-treated glass end wall of the rooftop pool enclosure. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Artwork by Jeremy Blake stretches along a hallway. Photo by Eric Laignel.

A ribbon of stainless steel wraps the wenge handrail of the staircase, which leads up to the pool terrace and down to the bedrooms and study. The steps are also wenge. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Brushed stainless steel frames sliding doors between the marble-floored kitchen and the dining area. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Martin Szekely designed the dining table and chairs as well as a pedestal that displays a sculpture. Photo by Eric Laignel.

In a corner on the lower level, a 1966 chair by Eero Aarnio accompanies a giant Murano glass necklace by Jean-Michel Othoniel. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Ron Arad\'s chair sits on the teak pool deck. Photo by Eric Laignel.

In the dressing area of the master suite, custom furniture includes a pair of lacquered chests and a suede-covered chaise longue. Photo by Eric Laignel.

The living area's piano was customized from Andree Putman\'s limited-edition Voie Lactee design. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Cecilie Manz\'s pendant fixtures line up in the kitchen, where two walls are chiseled granite. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Andree Putman's often-used checkerboard motif appears in the form of the entry's oak-and-ebony parquet. Photo by Eric Laignel.

The guest room's furnishings, all custom, include a leather-wrapped pull-down desktop and pull-out ottoman. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Garouste & Bonetti designed the geisha lamps. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Cotton organdy drapery can be pulled around the bed in the master suite. Photo by Eric Laignel.

In the hall of a Brussels duplex by Agence Andree Putman, a love seat by Satyendra Pakhalé sits near a lamp by Alessandro Mendini. Photo by Eric Laignel.

In her 2005 makeover of the Guerlain flagship store on Paris’ Champs Elysées, Putman incorporated a large gold-beaded chandelier encircled by the striking fragrance display.

Among Putman’s many hotel commissions was her 1989 interior design for Hotel Le Lac in Japan. Photo by Deidi Von Schaewen.

Putman’s 1993 redesign of the interior of Air France’s Concorde focused on “austerity and fresh details” by changing the lighting and simplifying the lines of the overhead bins. Photo by Deidi Von Schaewen.

For the redesign of French Minister of Culture Jacques Lang’s Paris office in 1984, Putman contrasted 18th-century extravagance with spare mid-century modern furniture in the same pale golden color palette. Photo by Deidi Von Schaewen.

1984 Andree Putman’s bold checkerboard bathroom design for Morgans Hotel in New York in 1984 is credited with helping create the concept of the “boutique hotel.” Photo by Deidi Von Schaewen.

In 2008, Putman designed this digital photo frame exclusively for Parrot.

Among the private residences Putman has designed is this 2005 project in Spain featuring soothing robin’s egg blue tiles, warm wooden flooring and a freestanding bathtub with unconventionally modern feet. Photo by Deidi Von Schaewen.

Another distinctive 2008 product design by Putman: the “Voie Lactée” piano for Pleyel, France’s oldest piano company. Photo by Marc Abel.

In 1990, Putman designed the interiors for the Hotel im Wasserturm, a 78-room property in Cologne, Germany that used to be Europe’s largest water tower. The interiors feature blond woods and circle details reflecting the 140-year-od building’s geometry. Photo by Deidi Von Schwaewen.

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