ralph rucci furniture for holly hunt

i don’t often re-post magazine articles.  but, this time, i couldn’t resist.  the ralph rucci collection for holly hunt debuted with an eight page spread in the march 2013 issue of architectural digest.

fashion designer ralph rucci’s furniture collection is some of the best product introduced by holly hunt since her distribution agreement with christian liaigre ended.  liaigre reorganized and sold a stake in his business to edmond de rothschild capital partners in 2010.

the ralph rucci collection is a fusion of orientalism and modernism.

the pagoda bench:   inspired by the steel framed settee with retractable side panels in the drawing room of pauline de rothschild’s legendary paris apartment

designer ralph rucci | pagoda bench | ralph rucci collection for holly hunt

photo credit pieter estersohn

the bronze tea table, bronze console table, and pauline footstool:  inspired by the horse hoof feet on chinese furniture from the ming dynasty (1368-1644)

bronze tea table | ralph rucci collection for holly hunt

bronze console table | ralph rucci collection for holly hunt

pauline footstool | ralph rucci collection for holly hunt

photo credits pieter estersohn and holly hunt

the chado lounge chair:  with ogee feet, and a perfectly pitched back


chado lounge chair | ralph rucci collection for holly hunt

photo credits holly hunt

the octagonal dining table:  with horse hoof feet, and a glass top that glows when illuminated from above

octagonal dining table | ralph rucci collection for holly hunt

photo credits holly hunt
no wonder ralph rucci is the only american fashion designer to be invited by the chambre syndicale de la haute couture to show in paris.

chado ralph rucci | spring 2013 ready to wear

photo credit dan lecca courtesy of chado ralph rucci

tres chic, non?