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Agence Andrée Putman, France
Andrée Putman (born Andrée Christine Aynard on 23 December 1925 in the sixth arrondissement of Paris) is a French interior and product designer. Long considered as a shocking eccentric by the French as she likes to defend the indefensible, Andrée Putman partly owes her reputation to foreigners. New Yorkers were the first ones to see her as an artist, a Parisian icon of French taste.
Adventurous, atypical, deeply free, Andrée Putman has established new connections between arts, fashion, interior design and product design during her whole career. Independent from intellectual circles, she likes to take a little something from each discipline in order to create her own language of shapes, materials, colours and symbols. It is this particular vocabulary that she later uses in her work, the furniture she designs, the areas she imagines, the objects she creates.