If you ever talk about Mid-century Italian fashion, you need to mention Emilio Pucci. However, the renowned designer is much more than just clothing. His portfolio includes rugs, furniture and porcelains. His book was compiled by his daughter Laudomia and includes texts written by journalists Suzy Menkes and Angelo Flaccavento, architect Piero Lissoni, and artists Francesco Vezzoli and Joana Vasconcelos. If you are a fan of Emilio Pucci, you won’t want to miss the chance to read his book. Meanwhile, you can meet a few of his most memorable design pieces.
Born in Naples in 1914, Pucci, who had the title of Marchese di Barsento, lived and worked in his family’s palazzo in Florence. But despite his ties to Florentine history, Pucci’s work was a symbol of modernism, featuring bright hues and twisted geometric patterns. “Is there any other aristocratic figure who could have—in the same era—waved heraldic flags dating back to the Renaissance period as he led a team of horses through the ancient city; and also designed wildly colorful patterns to decorate airplanes for the burgeoning jet set?” writes Menkes in the introduction of the book.
Though he found great success in fashion, counting superstars like Marilyn Monroe among his many fans, his creativity can be found in other areas. A trend that his house still continues today.
Take a peek below at some of the brand’s works across different fields of design as shared in Unexpected Pucci.
In 1961, Pucci collaborated with the Rosenthal Studio-Line to create the Quadratini motif coffee set (picture above).
Above, you can see Madame Chair from Philippe Starck, covered with a Pucci motif in a collaboration with Kartell.
# Home accessories
These pillows feature Pucci’s Vivara motif.
The colourful vases you see above belong to Rosenthal Studio-Line.
# Art Pieces
Pucci patterns are not exclusive for fashion or interior design. You can also see them in skateboards, born from a collaboration with the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne.
At last, click HERE if you want to know more or purchase Unexpected Pucci. Interiors: Furniture, Ceramics and Art Pieces. Edited by Laudomia Pucci, Rizzoli New York, 2019.
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