Andrée Putman, the iconic French designer and tastemaker had a discerning eye that effortlessly bridged fashion and interior design. Emeco's owner Gregg Buchbinder first met Putnam at a private dinner party in New York in 2007. Putnam then contacted Gregg to make a small, lightweight chair for her 25th anniversary redesign of Morgans Hotel. Gregg remembers the first project meeting: “Andrée arrived in these 6 inch stilettos. She is the most stylish woman I have ever known. She told me she wanted to do with the Emeco chair what her friend Coco Chanel did with the little black dress - to create a simple, smart, sexy chair that never goes out of style."