Famed French Interior Designer Dies

    28 Sep 1999, Paris, France --- French interior designer Andree Putman poses at home with a steel chair that was designed by creators Paul Mathieu and Michael Ray in 1986. Putman has designed and decorated the interior spaces of prestigious hotels, film sets, private homes, and Air France's Concorde jets. --- Image by © Eric Robert/Sygma/Corbis

    Putman in Paris in Sept. 1999. (Eric Robert/Corbis)

    Andrée Putman, the interior designer to whom many major fashion houses turned for unique shop interiors, died Saturday morning at the age of 87. In the seventies, Putman founded Createurs & Industriels with Didier Grumbach—now the president of the Chambre Syndicale—to promote fashion and design. Putman's funeral will be held on Wednesday in Paris; she is survived by her daughter and son.

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