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Emilio Pucci Rugs, Emilio Pucci the Marchese of Barsento, (1914–1992) was a 20th century renaissance man born into one of the oldest noble families in the artistically inclined metropolis of Florence. He was a well-rounded nobleman, an athlete, an intellectual, an air force pilot, a politician and an amazingly gifted designer. By 1947, skiwear that Pucci designed for a friend appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, and an international phenomenon began. Pucci went on to design high-tech swimwear, airline uniforms and a complete range of fashion apparel. Using creativity and science, he produced vibrant kaleidoscopic patterns and helped developed wrinkle-free synthetic textiles with unprecedented printing qualities.
Historic anecdotes show that Pucci was a perfectionist and a fanatic for color who went to great lengths to photograph dazzling natural hues and recreate them in the laboratory with scientists. His beloved designs were favored by Jackie O, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and fashion icons around the world. Original patterns that Pucci developed are also featured on home items, a limited number of art carpets and several privately commissioned rugs that have commanded impressive prices at auction. These tantalizing wool carpets have been described as paintings for the floor, and they capture the intense colors, sweeping lines and best traits of Emilio Pucci’s unmistakable textile designs.
Beautiful Vintage Emilio Pucci Carpet
Legendary Italian designer Emilio Pucci’s kaleidoscopic carpet is an absolute treasure. With sweeping french curves and a vintage palate, this is a true one-of-a-kind find of pop art rug design. As far as the vintage mid-century modern movement is concerned, it simply does not get much better than this – in every way, shape and form imaginable.
Geometric patterns with pops of bold color are eponymous with Pucci’s style. An influence that swept through fashion, interior design and politics, Puccini’s designs dominated from the late 1940’s to today.
Most famous for his creativity with stretch fabrics, Emilio Pucci got his style start in ski and swimwear design. His liberal use of bold colors grew as he experimented with fine silk scarves and blouses. After gaining a following with Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Jacky Kennedy, Pucci’s name became an international fashion symbol.
Like his clothing, this huge area rug features a dramatic geometric design. The vibrant, festive pattern is best known as the Pucci Print, embodying the lively energy of the man and his legacy.
This rug blog post about the vintage Emilio Pucci rug that is shown above, was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs which is located in the heart of Manhattan, New York City, NYC.