Inspired by Cappellini
Cappellini is a furniture brand founded in 1946 in Carugo, Como province by Enrico Cappellini. It is up to his son Giulio, an architect and designer, to transform the family craft company into a brand of high-class furniture, recognized and appreciated all over the world. From the 1980s, Giulio Cappellini began a series of collaborations with the most prestigious design signatures that will lead to the creation of iconic products such as the Proust armchair by Alessandro Mendini, produced in 1978, and the Felt chair by Marc Newson, 1993. What made the company unique in industry is the ability to capture the most innovative propositions, encourage experimentation and propose a completely new concept of life, free from stereotypes. Another strength is undoubtedly the appointment of the talent scout Giulio Cappellini, who over the years has been recruiting early designers from all over the world, guided by extraordinary intuition refined with many years of experience. Cappellini can be considered a launch pad for talents such as Jasper Morrison, James Irvine, Carlo Colombo, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, just to name a few.
The Cappellini catalog is heterogeneous in both style and proposition, and allows to equip any space, from home to office, from public utilities to a diverse contract sector, thanks to the wide choice between furnishings, accessories and items. Craftsmanship and the use of high-quality materials put the company in the footsteps of Made in Italy excellence. Today, Cappellini is part of the Poltrona Frau Group, in turn controlled by the American group Haworth Inc., and Giulio Cappellini, recently named by the Times magazine as one of the most influential trend makers in the world, has a dual role as Art Director and Designer.
Icons in the Cappellini catalog The Cappellini catalog contains a significant number of elements that are now considered design icons. Signed by Piero Lissoni in 1998, the Supersoft chair, made of collector's fabric or leather, is mounted on castors and is still a contemporary piece of furniture suitable for both home and public places. The Thinking Man's Chair, designed by Jasper Morrison in 1988, is now on display at prestigious museums in New York, Paris and London. Made of painted metal with a tubular structure and a flat profile for the support areas, it combines bold design with maximum comfort. Available in green, dark gray, white and terracotta, and in a special edition enriched with lettering to indicate the radius of curvature of the frame.
The Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders, 1996, has a visionary design, with an antenna, a woven carbon fiber structure reminiscent of a precious work with macrame. A real collector's item, on display in the permanent MoMa collection in New York, as well as at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the V&A Museum in London.
Tom Dixon designed the S-Chair with the iconic S-Chair. in the shape of a silhouette, while the great Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata inherited the Sofa With Arms armchair and the legendary Progetti Compiuti storage collection, with a characteristic curved shape. Another designer who has a long relationship with Cappellini is Marc Newson, who is outdoing himself in technique and experimenting with the Wooden Chair. Made of solid beech slats, it looks like a smooth and continuous interweaving that forms a kind of ring.
Cappellini: furnishing solutions for environments with a strong personality Cappellini also offers solutions to furnish the whole home environment, in addition to contract and office space. The Juli chair collection, designed by Werner Aisslinger, is suitable for both home and office use, and its soft, enveloping shell resembles flower petals. Juli is available in various versions with a padded or polyurethane shell and legs to choose from: chalice, sled, 4 legs, 4 or 5 spokes, both fixed and swivel.
The Cloud bookcase, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is molded in white polyethylene and has an extravagant pop design.
Among the novelties, the Lud'o Lounge swivel chair, created by designer Patricia Urquiola, is a tribute to master Vico Magistretti and is characterized by a fun design and great versatility.
Available with conical base or with legs of 4 races, it can be composed in countless versions, choosing different base materials and finishes, to be combined with a collection of fabrics and leathers as coatings. The removable round Gong table, designed by Giulio Cappellini, with a striped top, is inspired by 1950s artwork, notably by Alexander Girard. Cheerful and colorful, it is made of sheet metal and comes in a variety of color combinations of stem, base and top.
The Cap Ferrat sofa, designed by Carlo Colombo, has a metallic structure with short tubular legs on which a multi-layered poplar shell rests . The structure is strict and rigorous, consisting of parallelepipeds making up the seats, backrests and armrests. The Ferrat cap is available in a solid leather and eco-leather version or in a removable version with a coating of your choice from the fabric collection.
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