KRIS Likes… Emilio Pucci in the Home

Emilio Pucci reached the peak of his popularity in the mid-1960’s and it was during this time that he started to apply his signature style to a variety of non-fashion products – including items for the home.  This expansion really started in 1961 when Pucci was commissioned to design a line of colorful and bright ceramic vases and dinnerware for the German luxury brand, Rosenthal China.  In 1965, he continued with his expansion into home goods by becoming the first fashion designer to create his own line of bed and bath linens manufactured by Springmaid.  Finally, in 1968 an Argentinean rug company called Dandolo & Primi contacted Pucci asking him to produce a line of tufted wool rugs inspired by his prints.  Like his clothing, the items Pucci created for the home were whimsical and chic with a vibrant and colorful palette.   Many of the originals can still be found at various online auctions or on eBay but I would love for Pucci to come out with a new line of home goods inspired by some of these originals!  Enjoy!

Ad for Emilio Pucci Springmaid Collection.

Original Packaging for Julia Pattern Sheets from Emilio Pucci Springmaid Collection.

Emilio Pucci Navy Printed Beach Towel (Sold at Saks Fifth Avenue).

Emilio Pucci Sioux-Print Beach Towel (Sold at Saks Fifth Ave).

Emilio Pucci Spring / Summer 2010 Beach Towels (Sold on Emilio Pucci Website).

Wool Pucci Carpet in Vivera Pattern.

Original used in the main room of the 64th and Madison flagship boutique in New York City. Pucci would use his carpets to decorate his various boutiques as seen below.

The rugs were also used as decoration in his Florentine Palace (below).

In 2001 the Pucci company joined forces with Cappellini to produce a new furniture line designed by Patrick Norguet and sold by Unica Home.

Cappellini Rive Droite Armchair by Patrick Norguet

And just in case you are overwhelmed with the sudden urge to put some Pucci in your home right away –  here are a few great items on the market…

Emilio Pucci Throw Pillows.  Sold by Modern One on 1st Dibs.

1960 Pair of Italian Glass Lamps Designed by Emilio Pucci for his Rome Showroom.  Sold on Gary Rubinstein Antiques on 1st Dibs.

60’s Chic White Lacquered Stools Re-Upholstered in original Pucci Fabric.

Finally, to end this fun journey through all things Pucci I will leave you with some remarkable images from the Pucci 60th anniversary party in Miami.  Held at the waterfront estate of Norma and Luis Quintero; the renowned visual artist Gerard Cholot transformed the estates ballroom into the absolutely gorgeous installation pictured below…