DESIGN: Andrée Putman at the Hôtel de Ville
The legendary French designer, an international ambassador for a certain ‘French style’ and now in her 85th year, is honoured by this retrospective exhibition, opening on Wed at the town hall and curated by her daughter Olivia (now director of the design agency Putman set up in the 80s). The show gives an overview of Putman’s fascinating life – from her piano studies at the Conservatory in the 40s, to the years at the Flore with artist friends Alberto Giacometti or Niki de Saint Phalle in the 50s, to her reeditions of iconic design furniture in the 80s – aswell as her elegant, minimal aesthetic via major design projects, from the interior of the Concorde, a film set for Peter Greenaway’s Pillow Book, or New York’s Morgans Hotel.
Wed 10 Nov-26 Feb 2011. 10am-7pm. Closed Sun. Free entry.
Hôtel de Ville de Paris, 5 rue de Lobau, 4th.