Monday, October 19, 2009


Achille Castiglioni eloquently said it best … "Cappellini’s planning ability is clearly visible through its products, realized in these last twenty years of collaboration with designers of great quality. In Cappellini the component of the pleasure for itself and for the others is always present." *
In its 60+ year history the Cappellini brand has evolved to be one of the biggest trend setters in contemporary furnishing design due in part by its collaboration with design luminaries and to the “spirit and aims of continuous renewal” of Guilio Cappellini the company’s mastermind/art director. “The products of Cappellini are never boring neither absurd, but they always possess something of alive and light, often full of healthy humor, other times proposing brave and dynamic formal solutions: these are the characteristics that make the collection Cappellini full of vivacious fractures and contradictions”. *
Reputed international designers for the collection include Carlo Colombo, Achille Castiglioni, Piero Lissoni, Rodolfo Dordoni, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Tom Dixon, Shiro Kuramata, Marcel Wanders, Christophe Pillet, Fabien Baron, Patrick Norguet, Francois Azambourg and Jean Marie Massaud.
Five years ago the renowned manufacturer became part of the Poltrona Frau Group. Later this week Cappellini will open its third U.S. showroom in the Miami Design District independent but connected with the District’s Poltrona Frau showroom. The other two Cappellini showrooms are presently in New York and Los Angeles.

* Excerpts from Cappellini portal

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images: (click on images to enlarge)
Proust Geometrica by A. Mendini (top)
Bottle table by E. Barber & J. Osgerby; S chairs by Tom Dixon; Sistema Cases container by Studio Cappellini (2nd)
Bugatti Racing limited edition by Francois Azambourg (3rd)
Fronzoni 64 table & chairs by A.G. Fronzoni (4th)
Revolving Cabinet and Sofa with Arms chair by Shiro Kuramata (bottom))

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