"I love bringing my Samoan heritage into my designs and work. It's a very important part of my identity and what I want my company, my brand to represent."
Lucy Tupu is a classically trained Industrial Designer with over 20 years of experience producing bespoke rugs, carpets, furniture and lighting. She has lived and worked in New Zealand and Australia and for the last 17 years has been based in the United States.
In 2015 she opened her New York City-based design studio, Lucy Tupu LLC and her debut collection was launched in May 2016 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Her work has quickly built a reputation for its vibrant, graphic and playful designs that also reflect her New Zealand and Samoan roots.
You can listen for free to Lucy sharing her career story on The Female Career podcast here on our website, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts!