Ecart International

Our history

Through its collections, Ecart International remains committed to maintaining a tradition of eclecticism and timeless quality. An art of simple and functional elegance straight out of the avant-garde spirit of Andrée Putman.


Andrée Putman created Ecart International more than 40 years ago with the desire to revive the forgotten 1930s: René Herbst, Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Antoni Gaudí, Eileen Gray... She is passionate about their work, unearths pieces, restores, reissues, publicizes, develops a catalog of strong coherence.

From the reissue of objects to the design of space, there is only one step. She invented the boutique hotel concept by fitting out the Morgan's Hotel in 1984 in New York. This project marks a turning point in the career of Andrée Putman: she manages to create a luxury hotel with very few means and affirms her style by offering sober rooms and optical effects.

A triple vocation since 1978

The reissue of furniture, lighting and heritage objects from the early 20th century, saved from oblivion by the desire to make known these creators who have now become classics: Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Frank and Adolphe Chanaux, Pierre Chareau, Michel Dufet, Mariano Fortuny...

The publication of creations designed by the internal design office under the artistic direction of Andrée Putman, or resulting from collaborations with contemporary designers.

The French manufacture of all of its seating, furniture and lighting collections; the rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal.