The latest Los Angeles openings offer it all. After 10 years at the Pacific Design Center, Ralph Pucci (1025 N. McCadden Pl.) has relocated to a nearly 12,500-square-foot space off Highland Avenue. The former dance studio now houses Pucci’s collection of works by designers such as Herve Van der Straeten, India Mahdavi and Andree Putman.
New to the Pacific Design Center is Furth Yashar & (8687 Melrose Ave., B260), a distinctly different kind of gallery focused on contemporary collectible design. “There’s amazing talent not represented in L.A.–we felt the area needed a space that doesn’t fit the typical model,” says artist and brand manager Sean Yashar of the Culture Creative, who founded the gallery with his partner, interior designer Oliver M. Furth.
Just a few blocks away, the Nicole Sassaman showroom (116 Robertson Blvd.), shown above and below, displays the acclaimed designer’s signature mix of feminine and spirited home decor, fashion accessories, artwork and books.