Okurayama Studio, the art of craft. Date Kan, datekan vulcanic stones Japan

OKURAYAMA STUDIO, the Art of Craft

The art of craft: Okurayama Studio’s mastery in preserving a volcanic stone by blending it with modern interpretations. The Japanese studio works with various creator around the world with their precious Daté Kan stone, whilst preserving the mountain where the craftsmen mined the material from, through education and interaction

Visionary and daring: how Ralph Pucci took a gamble with dull mannequins and as a result, became a household name in Luxury Furniture Design

RALPH PUCCI, New York

Visionary and daring: how Ralph Pucci took a gamble with dull mannequins and as a result, became a household name in Luxury Furniture Design. It’s the mid-80s, and Barney’s Departmental Store at New York’s 17th Street outpost is buzzing – who’s who of the fashion and art scene have ascended, including artists Andy Warhol, Basquiat and Keith Harring – they were there for the revealing of designer Ralph Pucci’s eye-catching mannequins.