Andrée Putman, the iconic French designer and tastemaker had a discerning eye that effortlessly bridged fashion and interior design. Her work with Azzedine Alaia, Karl Lagerfeld and Louis Vuitton followed the project that launched her interior design career in 1984 - designing the interiors for the Morgans Hotel in New York, where Putman's graphic style set the scene for what would become the decade's defining aesthetic.
Emeco's Gregg Buchbinder first met Andre Putnam at a private dinner party in New York in 2007. Putnam then contacted Gregg in 2008 to ask him to design a small, lightweight chair for her to use in the 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."
The result is the Morgans chair - a timeless piece of handcraft.
Production of the Morgans collection is currently on hold.