There are designers that one feels comfortable imitating or even hiring for a job. Then there are designers that one might never, ever hire for a project and yet, their work is so inspirational, so breathtaking that simply standing in a room and drinking it in is a must. My designer for that feeling is Andrée Putman.
I will never need a staircase like a necklace, but the mere fact that Putman designed and executed such a staircase is enough for me.
Putman built a house for her family at Grimaud. It was built entirely of recycled materials. The kitchen, while retaining Putman’s sleek style, is warm and comforting. I’m not sure I would pick it out of a lineup as being Putman’s work, but then she built it for family, her family.
“To not dare is to have already lost. We should seek out ambitious, even unrealistic projects…because things only happen when we dream.”
Here's to dreaming....