Italy (1887-1967)

Born in Italy, Gustave Pulitzer is a designer, an architect and an interior designer. Trained in the studio of the architect Theodor Fisher in Monaco, he is the founder of his own agency ‘Sturad Studio’ in Trieste and quickly became known for his settings for boats. He conceives the ‘Saturnia’, the ‘Vulcania’, the ‘Conte Grande’, the ‘Victoria’ and also the ‘Conte di Savoia’ destroyed during the World War II. His works are often characterized by his interiors which gather luxury and modernity. He keeps his activity as an architect throughout multiples projects in Europe and in the US, such as the city of Arsia and the residential project Casa Forte Quezzi in Genoa. During the 1930s, he collaborates to the rebuilding of the city of Carbonia in Sardaigne with Ignazio Guidi and Cesare Valle under Mussolini. Gustave Pulitzer exhibited the wall light known as Oceania in the 1933 Triennale. Created in metal and glass for the reception room of the eponymous boat which do the Trieste-New York link, it is one of the first Italian boat to show a modernist setting. He also exhibits at the 1936 Triennale with an interior design project for a boat.