Umberto Bellardi Ricci, an Italian sculptor and architect based in New York City, blends art and design in his work spanning London, Mexico, and New York. Initially exploring geometric abstraction in cast concrete influenced by Japanese and Mexican modernism, he gained acclaim for his project in Las Pozas, Mexico. Now focusing on folded steel and brass sculptures in New York, his creations incorporate reflective light sources. He designed Laure Prouvost's Hackney home and crafts objects and furniture for Jenna Lyons' Soho studio.