Renowned designer, Olivia Putman is now head of the Andrée Putman studio and perpetuates the family tradition under the sign of design. Today, it presents the Contrast collection for Made.com, which is compact to adapt to small interiors, from the most contemporary to the most classic. On the program: 6 pieces made of wood, metal and lacquer where the checkerboard pattern is in the spotlight.
Tell us about your background.
I have a rather eclectic career that started in contemporary art which still inspires me a lot, before becoming a landscaper and finally responding to the wish of my mother (nldr. Andrée Putman) who long wanted me to join her in design .
How did you meet Made.com?
It's a word of mouth story! English friends (Made.com is from London) strongly advised me to consult this new site which proposed well-made design at an affordable price. I fell in love at first sight.
What were your inspirations for this collection?
They are multiple but my wish was to be able to allure a large population by proposing a simple and timeless design which will be able to marry with all the styles. I like the idea of a modular room that can sometimes be a room for receiving friends but also become a place where you can work serenely, hence the idea of this office which will be able to hide the work in progress…
What is your decor advice for using this furniture in the house?
The idea is to use it as a brick of Légo®, and to compose, burst, bring closer, in short to appropriate it as you see fit and especially to mix it with personal objects…
What are your next projects ?
I work on VIP lounges at all airports in South America for the airline LAN Airways. I am also preparing a collection of porcelain for the Deshoulières house, which is coming out this fall. And last project, the inauguration of the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe this evening… Discover the Made.com and Olivia Putman collection (from 159 euros): www.made.com/fr/collection/collection-contrast