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Originally from Luxembourg, Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide specializing in Art Deco walks of London. Constantly inspired afresh by his adopted city and its people past and present, he is an engaging and enthusiastic storyteller, and LastMinute.com has named his walks as some of the ‘best London walking tours’.
Combining his love for architecture and history, Yannick’s ‘Art Deco in London’ tours explore the zeitgeist behind the modern functionality and sophisticated glamour of 1920s and 1930s design. Suitable for all levels of knowledge, this series began with his popular ‘Art Deco in Bloomsbury’ walk, which made its debut at the Bloomsbury Festival 2013 and has been the subject of a ‘Londonist Out Loud‘ podcast. From the West End to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the cycle of tours now spans eight locations and covers a broad variety of Jazz Age themes. In 2016, Yannick also gave a series of talks on ‘Art Deco Architecture’ at the Fashion and Textile Museum, as part of their ‘1920s Jazz Age’ exhibition.
While Yannick can’t exactly pinpoint the origins of his passion for all things Art Deco, he vividly remembers giving a presentation on the works of Tamara de Lempicka in secondary school and being impressed by the artist’s distinctive style of modern portraiture. Since the launch of his first tour, he has always been seeking out interwar buildings wherever he travels and he has even discovered some striking examples hiding under his nose in Luxembourg. In his spare time, Yannick likes to collect Art Deco ceramics – Clarice Cliff and Shelley are some of his favourites designers – and he can often be found hunting for antique treasures at London’s flea markets and car boot sales.