Growing up around the designer Andrée Putman, her mother, and art editor and collector Jacques Putman, her father, Olivia Putman lives in exceptional freedom during her youth. Soon she discovers Parisian nightlife, gets to meet Yves Saint Laurent and Andy Warhol, and constantly seeks to live in her own way. She starts studying History of Art and develops a passion for Chinese landscapes, the Renaissance, Modern Art…

In 1987, she’s involved in the “Usines éphémères” project: a french association that rehabilitates old buildings and transforms them into workshops for artists. There, Olivia Putman meets numerous artists and organizes several exhibitions.

As the 1980’s, that decade of blended genres and unexpected encounters, come to an end, Olivia Putman becomes passionate about Land Art and the work of Richard Long.

« From early childhood, I did my best to be an independent person. This is the first thing I learned. »

She works, during several years, with Jean-Paul Ganem to create ephemeral gardens with farmers. Further encounters drive her to continue exploring this path: Christian Louboutin, who introduces her to landscaping, Patrick Blanc, and then, Louis Benech with whom she works to conceive exceptional gardens in Paris for Les Tuileries or the Elysée Palace

Forte de cette expérience, elle crée sa propre agence de paysagisme. Elle travaille d’abord au Japon, pour les parfums Caron (Prix jardin de rêve à Saint-Cloud en 2019) et aménage un jardin privé pour Marc Jacobs, au pied de la tour Eiffel.

After an eclectic career, Olivia Putman joins the Putman agency, satisfying her mother’s wish. In 2007, she becomes the company’s artistic director and coordinates Studio Putman’s projects since. Olivia wins several major contests and prizes, including a competition for Nespresso, in 2009 and for Latam in 2012, “Best design award” in L.A for her Métamorphoses taps collection in 2015.

Olivia Putman keeps a taste for challenging adventures that combine pleasure and innovation, and that articulate creative ideals with concrete reality.

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Olivia Putman embraces a free and generous approach, she imagines private residences, hotels, offices and spas, always striving to combine comfort and elegance of lines with a rigorous functionality.

« Our job is about choosing forms, finding the right balance and coherence. In the end, it is not too different from life. »

She is also interested by singular objects, their shapes and their meticulous production. She designs and proposes exceptional furniture, manufactured with some of the best French craftsmen. She also imagines sets for exhibitions and artists, she participates in projects with Lalique, Nina Ricci ou Herzog et de Meuron.

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