Books for Christmas! Our selection of beautiful design works
Posted November 25, 2020 at 12:04 p.m.- Updated November 25, 2020 at 1:59 p.m.
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Selection From Andrée Putman, “high priestess of decoration”, to Djo-Bourgeois, forgotten creator of the Roaring Twenties, from Vera Székely and her “armed sails” to Japanese designers, these four beautiful books will delight both enlightened amateurs and neophytes.
Two women, one French, the other Hungarian, who left their mark on interior architecture; a creator of the Roaring Twenties fallen into oblivion; then a country, Japan, which in a few decades has become the undisputed master of design ...Four beautiful books to read like novels.
Andrée Putman, the lady in black and white
It reads like a novel and for good reason: the subject, Andrée Putman (1925-2013), is in itself an epic figure.Great, the conquering blonde lock, she falls into design at the age of 50, to become in a flash the most famous woman interior designer in the world.She is credited with the invention of the "so chic" black and white checkerboard - of one of the many apartments of Karl Lagerfeld that she has decorated, until the Morgans hotel in New York, the starting point of her international career -, and that of a French style, combining sober lines and mastic colors.Andrée Putman was also the first to bring Art Deco up to date with reissues, through her Ecart International house, of furniture by Jean-Michel Frank or Eileen Gray, whom she considered to be the “goddess of her professional life.” A challenge that she took up at the dawn of the 1980s when fashion is the exuberant and playful design of the Italian Memphis movement.
Posted Date: 2020-11-30