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Olivia Putman

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Residence  Paris France
Name  Olivia Putman
Siblings  Cyrille Putman
Home town  Paris France
Predecessor  Andree Putman
Organization  Studio Putman
Parents  Andree Putman
Nationality  France French
Role  Andree Putman's daughter

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Education  University of La Sorbonne Paris; art history; landscape architecture
Occupation  Interior Design Design Scenography landscape architecture

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Olivia Putman (born 1964) is a French designer, daughter to Andrée Putman and heir to her mother's design studio, Studio Putman. Her works range from interior architecture to scenography and design.


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Olivia Putman grew up in Paris with her mother, Andrée Putman, a designer, and her father Jacques Putman, an art collector, editor and critic. Through family acquaintances and her teenage nights at Le Palace, she got to meet the most eclectic figures of the artistic scene of those days, including Andy Warhol and Yves Saint-Laurent.



After graduating from high school, Olivia completed a bachelor's degree in art history in 1987, at the Paris-Sorbonne University. She then divided her time and workspace between Paris and New York. She became the agent of the Ivorian painter Ouattara Watts, and she befriended with Jean-Michel Basquiat, whom she counted among her friends until he died.

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In 1988, for the first time, she becomes an exhibition curator. Thanks to her friend Leo Castelli, she exhibits pieces from Jasper Johns or Mario Merz in Paris.

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This first exhibition gained Putman popularity and she started working with the association Usines Ephémères, which converts disused urban spaces into artist studios.

Landscape architecture (1994-2006)

In 1994, she created temporary gardens combining art and agriculture with Jean-Paul Ganem. At this stage, Olivia was an active artist and started studying landscape management.

In 1997, Olivia Putman started as a freelancer and flew to Japan to design her first private garden. Public acknowledgement of her talent only took a few years. Her work for Parfums Caron was awarded the Dream Garden Prize at the Garden Festival of Saint-Cloud in 2000 and she also designed a private garden for Marc Jacobs in Paris.

Studio Putman, from mother to daughter (since 2007)

In 2007, Olivia Putman agrees to take the art direction of the Andrée Putman's agency, a long-standing desire of the founder. The Andrée Putman agency becomes "Studio Putman." Olivia Putman keeps a taste for challenging adventures that combine pleasure and innovation, and that articulate creative ideals with concrete reality.

Olivia Putman embraces a free and generous approach: she imagines luxurious hotels, offices and private residencies always trying to combine comfort and elegance of lines with a rigorous functionality. She designs high-end furniture manufactured with some of the best French craftsmen. She wins the “Best Design” prize in Los Angeles, in 2015, for her Métamorphoses tap collection. She also imagines sets for exhibitions and works with Lalique, Nina Ricci or Herzog et de Meuron.

Interior design

  • 2007 - Morgans Hotel, New York
  • 2009 - "The Rivage" hotel, Hong Kong
  • 2011 - Public Works' headquarters on Champs-Elysées, Paris
  • 2013 - Studio Putman won in collaboration with Lilian Allen and Mathias Klotz an international competition to design new VIP lounges for LATAM Airways. The first lounges opened in the airports of Buenos Aires and Bogota
  • 2013 - Sofitel Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • 2014 - Hotel Can Faustino on the island of Menorca, Spain
  • 2014 - VIP lounge for LATAM Airways in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2015 - VIP lounge, (biggest lounge in South America), Santiago, Chile
  • 2016 - Interior design for a 58 Meters motor yacht.
  • Scenography

  • 2009 - Scenography for the Madeleine Vionnet exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (Paris' Museum of Decorative Arts)
  • 2009 - Scenography for the shows of Christophe (singer) at the Olympia, Paris.
  • 2010 - Olivia Putman is, with Sebastien Grandin, curator of the exhibition "Andrée Putman, ambassador of style" at Paris City Hall (250,000 visitors)
  • 2013 - Olivia Putman is the ambassador of French creation at the Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt. For this event, she designed spaces symbolizing the art of French living.
  • 2013 - Exhibition "Le Temps des Collections" at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (Rouen's Museum of Fine Arts)
  • 2014 - During the "French May" event in Hong Kong, Olivia Putman presents two exhibitions about Studio Putman in PMQ and in The Landmark (Hong Kong)
  • Design

    "I believe that we live in a time where people are fed up with "design for design". Design is successful when you have the right answer for its purpose", says Olivia Putman

  • 2008 - "Rive Gauche" chair for Drucker
  • 2010 - Olivia Putman wins the Nespresso contest and creates the "Ritual" Collection
  • 2011 - Collection "Inside Out" for Fermob
  • 2011 - Olivia Putman becomes the Artistic Director of Lalique and creates the "Orgue" Collection
  • 2011 - Collection "Belle Etoile" for Serralunga
  • 2012 - Fabric collection for Pierre Frey
  • 2012 - "Jour de Fête" collection for Charles Paris
  • 2013 - Olivia Putman gives her own interpretation of the Nina Ricci's « Air du Temps » perfume bottle
  • 2013 - The "O" tap collection for THG
  • 2013 - "Contrast" collection for
  • 2013 - Creation of a cognac bottle and its box for Hine
  • 2014 - « Time Flies » collection for the Ralph Pucci Gallery, New York
  • 2014 - « Dialogues » furniture collection, for the "French May" festival, Hong-Kong
  • 2015 - « Métamorphose » collection for THG, best design award for he "BD WEST" fair in Los Angeles
  • Awards

    2000 - "Jardin de Rêve" Prize (Dream garden Prize) at the "Festival des Jardins" of Saint-Cloud. Olivia Putman imagined a garden for the Parfums Caron

    2009 - Olivia Putman wins the Nespresso contest

    2012 - Olivia Putman wins the LATAM Airways contest et and creates VIP lounges in South America

    2015 - Best Design Award for the THG collection at the "BD West" Fair, Los Angeles


    Olivia Putman has four children, Julien, Noé, Carl and Louis and in 2010 married Parisian auctioneer Christophe Joron Derem.


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