Andrée Putman


RIP Andrée Putman 1925-2013

Andrée Putman a great French designer has left us last week, the studio with Olivia Putman Putman should ensure the sustainability of the Putman style.
Photo by Alice Springs


Exhibition “VIA Design 3.0”

Since December 16, 2009 until February 1, 2010 has held an exhibition chronicling 30 years of VIA: “VIA Design 3.0” at the Centre Pompidou. On this occasion 40 prototype is presented which were designed during the past 30 years. Major French designers are of course represented with Philippe Starck, the brothers Bouroullec, Matali Crasset, Andrée Putman. Of course all these projects were funded by the VIA under its programme of support for the establishment.
A book is also published on this occasion, it is co-written by the VIA and the Centre Pompidou. It is sale €29.90 here.


Ritual Studio Putman for Nespresso Collection

To the creators Andrée and Olivia Putman to reinterpret the world of Nespresso by designing a new collection of accessories. With coffee experts of the mark, they studied the ritual actions of the different coffee times, inspiring the name of the range. The design is based on the object Lighthouse embodying the brand – the capsule-, with a variation of its curves, lines and colours. A functional and refined collection that integrates inherently “Putman identity” and its architectural dimension. A successful marriage between porcelain and the capsule for the cups. An invitation to moments of tasting for the Distributor, designed in the image of a monumental capsule. An interesting example of democratic design.