Born in 1925, Andrée Putman took her first steps as a designer in 1958 for PRISUNIC where she worked making “beautiful things for nothing” in the world of the maison. In 1971, with Didier Grumback, she turned to textiles, revealing the talents of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Issey Miyake, Claude Montana and Thierry Mugler. It was not until 1978 at the age of 53 that Andrée Putman really got into interior architecture and French design by creating her studio “Écart” which quickly made her known from New York to Hong Kong. She also decorated hotels – the Sheraton – boutiques – Balenciaga -, furniture for the Prime Minister’s Matignon hotel, flatware – Christofle – luggage – Louis Vuitton… Through her creations, Andrée Putman wished to reconcile “rich” and “poor” materials. It was at this time that she created the RIVE GAUCHE chair for MAISON DRUCKER, a perfect response to her creative philosophy: beautiful, simple, solid, useful and full of history. Later, her daughter, Olivia Putman, in line with her mother’s requirements, also created her own chair for MAISON DRUCKER: RIVE DROITE.