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Ambiente 2013: La France, un art de vivre

This year, France was Ambiente Partner Country at Ambiente Fair and this was marked by a variety of events during the Fair. One of the largest exhibits was the grand presentation at Foyer 4.1, which was set to be a highlight with a French apartment designed and created by French designer Olivia Putman.

The first time I heard about Olivia Putman was through her project for Nespresso. She designed a new range of porcelain coffee cups as well as a variety of elegant Nespresso accessories.

Puttman’s exposition was titled: “La France, un art de vivre”. It was very graphical with monochrome colours. Walls and boards between the rooms were blurred and the accent was laid on iconic products. Products that highlighted interior function as well as played a very important decorative role. She created “the connection between a certain sense of nostalgia and a modern vision”.

Putman was born in Paris in 1964; her mother was famous French designer Andree Putman. Satisfying a longstanding wish of her mother (Studio Andrée Putman), in 2007 Olivia took over and became the art director of the new Studio Putman. Olivia’s deepest wish is to provide people with delightful objects to accompany them in their everyday lives. She works for many international clients from hotels to airports and private residences.

Below: Andree and Olivia Putman


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