RALPH PUCCI (culture)
This virtual space brings the essence of the Ralph Pucci gallery to you. Ralph Pucci is about a mix of cultural and artistic expressions and this is a digital map into our spirit. This mixture is the RALPH PUCCI (culture) project. By way of curating both relevant and personal content, we hope to create a space that reveals the mind behind our inspired endeavors. From our interests to yours, promoting this inspiration — the process behind the scenes — is intrinsically important to us; we hope you enjoy.
RALPH PUCCI INTERNATIONAL
Ralph Pucci International is a luxury furniture, lighting and mannequin company based in New York City. What began as a family business in the 1950s fabricating mannequins has grown to a gallery and showroom regarded as one of the best in the world, with outposts now in Los Angeles and Miami. The mannequins include innovative and avant-garde collaborations with fashion designers, illustrators and supermodels including Ruben Toledo, Anna Sui, Christy Turlington, Maira Kalman and Rebecca Moses. The mannequins are featured in high-end department stores and boutiques worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.
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 the designers represented by Ralph Pucci International include Patrick Naggar, Jens Risom, Hervé van der Straeten, Chris Lehrecke, India Mahdavi, Eric Schmitt, Pierre Paulin, Jim Zivic, Michael Anastassiades, Elizabeth Garouste, Richard Meier and many more. For Ralph 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, where Pucci serves on the board.