furnishing manufacturer (1946)
Cappellini is an Italian design company, founded in Carugo in 1946 by Enrico Cappellini who had been operating in the furniture sector for some time and later decided to create his own brand together with his family.
Synonymous with originality, contemporaneity and experimentation, the Cappellini brand produces quality furniture items for any type of space, residential and business. Born as an artisan company, the collections are characterized by simplicity and innovative personality.
Designed by young, big names in international design, often discovered by the talent scout and corporate designer Giulio Cappellini. Among these, for example, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and others, have designed products such as Thinking man's Chair, Orgone, S-Chair, Cloud, Knotted Chair and many others, which have become icons of the brand and known in the sector, exhibited in the most important museums in the world such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MoMA in New York, the Center Pompidou in Paris and others.
The Cappellini collection is made up of three divisions, Collection, Systems and Object Project, to satisfy the different requests for contemporary furniture, combining innovation and tradition in the design product.
Cappellini is associated with the world of images, irony, exploration and research. The Cappellini collections are made up of quality products, sometimes elegant and refined, other extreme and provocative, always recognizable and with a look at the experimentalism of the shapes and materials used.
The emotions linked to the product are important for Cappellini. The "style" of the brand is developed with the intention of leaving the user with his own personal interpretation of the products. Everything is designed to be used and lived.
Many of Cappellini's products are included in the collections of the main international museums, including:
Dinah - Shiro Kuramata, 1970
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Side 1 Side 2 - Shiro Kuramata, 1970
Center Pompidou, Paris; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Embryo Chair - Marc Newson, 1988
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Thinking man's Chair - Jasper Morrison, 1988
Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne; National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin
S-Chair - Tom Dixon, 1991
MoMA, New York; Triennale di Milano, Milan; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne; National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome
Wooden Chair - Marc Newson, 1992
MoMA, New York
Pylon Chair - Tom Dixon, 1992
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne
PO / 9208B - T. Ericksson, 1992
MoMA, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Orgone - Marc Newson, 1993
MoMA, New York; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Juli Chair - Werner Aisslinger, 1996
MoMA, New York; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Knotted Chair - Marcel Wanders, 1996
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Material Connexion Collection, New York; Musee des Artes Decoratifs, Paris; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Victoria & Albert Museum, London;
Rainbow Chair - Patrick Norguet, 2000
MoMA, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Cloud - Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, 2004
MoMA, New York