Thursday 24 January 2013
The famous designer Andrée Putman passed away on January 19 in Paris at the age of 87. Air France wishes to pay tribute to this great ambassador of "French chic" who, in 1994, redesigned the interior of the Concorde.
When Air France decided in 1993 to upgrade all parts of the Concorde's interior, from the aesthetics of the cabin to the many details that make traveling fun, it was natural for Air France to choose Andrée Putman.
Air France was seduced by the philosophy of the famous designer, attached to a certain art of living, expressed by sobriety, the search for the essential, attention to detail, the best use of light and timelessness. All values that corresponded exactly to the Air France style.
In 2010, the major works of Andrée Putman were exhibited at the Hotel de Ville in Paris. This retrospective evoked the work of the designer via the reconstruction of interiors and furniture and also presented the work she did for the Air France Concorde.
Today still, the sober and refined creation by Andrée Putman for Air France is one of the highlights of the strategic thinking on design conducted by the airline to offer its customers the pinnacle of excellence.
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