RALPH PUCCI INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATES IN SANTA MONICA'S "HOUSE OF ROCK"
House of Rock opens this fall in a landmark estate overlooking the Riviera Country Club, the residence of the late Hollywood legend, Kathryn Grayson for 65 years.
The estate, with 10,000 square feet of indoor space on 2 acres of land, is being transformed into a top music venue with recording studios and live music concerts with rooms designed by top designers and design firms honoring their rock legends.
Ralph Pucci International, for their first show-house, happily joined others and created a Sitting Room honoring their rock icon - THE ROLLING STONES.
Ralph Pucci's inspiration behind the room was to create a modern day version of the Rolling Stones 1972 recording of "Exile on Main Street" that took place at the Villa Nellcote in Villefrance-Sur-Mer near Nice in the South of France. As on the historic recording, there was an mix of rock, blues, country and gospel. The furniture selected for the room is a mix of chic, elegant, timeless and sculptural, with a rawness to evoke a similar spirit of the recording session.
He wanted to recreate the decadent environment of Exile, but, as if it was recorded in 2012- sans the excess of the drugs and alcohol.
To capture the rawness of the recording, eleven Marcus Leatherdale black and white arresting photographs entitled "New York 1980's were chosen for the walls.
The Leatherdale photos then became the theme and the centerpiece, with the room designed around the photography collection. The sofa and club chair from the Ralph Pucci Furniture(one) collection is modern and minimal like the blues; the silver-plated and blackened bronze side table by Eric Schmitt represents the Rock 'n Roll spirit; the Jim Zivic coal table and Lianne Gold glass chandelier represent the freedom to explore and improvise.
We believe the 'Stones' would be comfortable in their Sitting Room, an elegant, modern, with a touch of decadence, surroundings.