DISCOVER RALPH PUCCI NEW POP-UP GALLERY IN MAYFAIR
Join us and discover RALPH PUCCI International new pop-up gallery in London’s Mayfair. Opening during London Design Festival and running until the end of the year, the gallery will exhibit a curated selection of works, all shown internationally for the first time, from its stable of globally renowned artists and designers within 2,000-square feet of exhibition space, including India Mahdavi, Eric Schmitt and Patrick Naggar.
RALPH PUCCI International is a luxury furniture, lighting and mannequin company headquartered in New York City. What began as a family business in the 1950s fabricating mannequins has grown to a gallery regarded as one of the best in the world, with outposts now in Miami and Los Angeles.
The furniture chapter began in 1989 because of a mannequin created by French interior designer Andrée Putman, who then urged Pucci to represent her furniture in the US. Today, Ralph Pucci collaborates with the world’s leading artists and designers, and is particularly drawn to pieces that highlight “the hand of the artist.” For Pucci, great design is an on-going quest to celebrate the legends while also looking to the future and supporting emerging talent, which has led to an on-going partnership with students from Pratt Institute.
In 2016, the Museum of the City of New York presented Ralph Pucci with its City of Design Award which recognizes it says, “those who have made New York the design capital of the world and inspire future generations of designers.” Pucci was the recipient of the Creative Innovation Award from Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles in 2013, and, in 2014, honored by the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Other accolades include “The Best in Furniture and Furnishings,” by Robb Report, “The Best Showroom” by Wallpaper, and a “Best of the Year in Interiors, Architecture, Fashion and Design” according to Interior Design. There are two books about the history of Pucci and the variety of exhibitions staged over the years: Show and Wall.
Image: Courtesy of Ralph Pucci. Photo by Benjamin Westoby.