The Life and Design of Pucci De Rossi in 15 Objects

Launch Slideshow

A major figure of Postmodern Design of the 1980s and 1990s in Paris, Pucci De Rossi, whose work features in the Design sale in Paris on 17 May, began his career by producing neo Art Nouveau jewellery and furniture for his own home. Based in Paris, he joined Arnal and the Atelier A team and after the first exhibition of Cubistogeometrical furniture and sculpture, he engaged in the realm of postmodern design, working alongside the French pioneers of the movement. He continued to play with the concept of form and function which led to his celebrated organic series “Mobili Brutti”. A devoted craftsman, Pucci made his workshop the centre of his life. Parisian projects such as Hubert Bukobza’s house as well as the apartment and office of Jean Claude Binoche allowed him to experiment with new techniques and materials while the layout of the Venetian palazzino allowed him to undertake a real architectural approach, reshaping the rooms with a Venetian neo- Baroque spirit. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale.

Jean Louis Gaillemin is the author of a book on Pucci de Rossi, to be published by Norma Editions

17 May 2017 | Paris

The Life and Design of Pucci De Rossi in 15 Objects


More from Sotheby's

We use our own and third party cookies to enable you to navigate around our Site, use its features and engage on social media, and to allow us to perform analytics, remember your preferences, provide services that you have requested and produce content and advertisements tailored to your interests, both on our Site as well as others. For more information, or to learn how to change your cookie or marketing preferences, please see our updated Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.

By continuing to use our Site, you consent to our use of cookies and to the practices described in our updated Privacy Policy.