Rugs by Lucy Tupu Studio seen at New York, New York - Time-Life Building
Rugs by Lucy Tupu Studio seen at New York, New York - Time-Life Building

Time-Life Building

The Time-Life Building, located within historic Rockefeller Center, is home to these large Moa and Waka inset rugs in bespoke, mute-gray tones which are accented with golden highlights in loop pile. They reside in the bustling reception and common areas of this impressive 1950’s high-rise.

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Meet the Creator

Lucy Tupu is a classically trained Industrial Designer with over 20 years of experience produces bespoke rugs, carpets, furniture and lighting. She has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

The New York City-based design studio, Lucy Tupu LLC, was founded in late 2015 and her debut collection was launched in May 2016 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

Lucy is influenced by her Samoan and New Zealand roots, which epitomize her trademark aesthetic of clean, sophisticated pieces with vibrant, graphic and playful touches that reflect both her cultural heritage and warm, energetic personality.

​In addition, Lucy produces a significant amount of bespoke pieces for clients with varying budgets. On every project, she is a design partner first and foremost - drawing on a rich, creative background spanning over two decades. Partnering closely with the client at every phase of the process, Lucy leverages a diverse set of materials and fabrication techniques to realize their unique vision.