I’ve always found that jazz, especially from the 1950s and ’60s, is consistent with the approach we have to furniture,” says Ralph Pucci, the esteemed New York design dealer. “It’s all about elegance, sophistication, and exploration. I’ve amassed around 700 jazz recordings from that time frame and sometimes find that the cover art is just as inspiring as the music.
I have a Chet Baker album with a John Altoon–designed cover that resembles the new David Storey mural outside our Los Angeles showroom, and so many ones by Andy Warhol. I’m always picking up more at the phenomenal Academy Records, which is conveniently just a few doors away from my showroom in New York.
Photo: Courtesy of Blue Note Records.
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