Paris, France, 1925 · 2013
Office of Commission des Droits de l’Homme
Arche de la Défense, Paris, France
Putman was commissioned in 1989 to fit out and decorate the top floor of the Grande Arche de la Défense in Puteaux, in the outskirts of Paris. For the institution’s library, Putnam designed the staircase banister in brushed metal with a bronze patina finish, resting on a column and running the entire length of the loggia.