EAST MEETS WEST AT CAPPELLINI

Cappellini presents the 2017 collection at 'Cappellini Point' in Bastioni di Porta Nuova, with a vibrant installation complete with striking colours and avant-garde design. This year, the contemporary Italian design brand goes down an oriental path, with an east-meets-west aesthetic seen in the new products, branding and installation styling. Taking cues from the natural world, tiger and flower motifs are seen throughout the new collection, which is presented against post-modern 80s-style frescos. Playful, refined and fresh – yet again, Cappellini hits it out of the ball park.


Founded in 1946, Cappellini has become synonymous with contemporary, avant-garde design. Over the years it has launched some of the world’s greatest designers, producing innovative and high quality furnishings. Giulio Cappellini is the creator of the company’s uniqueness and is an emblematic figure in the international design scene, who is also universally recognised as a talent scout of young designers.

 

Cappellini’s collection is characterised by experimentation and the exploration of new ways of living, furnishing the whole domestic landscape from the living room to the studio and bedroom. This is also true of their 2017 Collection that includes project collaborations with some of the world’s leading designers such as Jasper Morrison, Nendo and Giulio Cappellini himself. At Cappellini Point, faraway worlds are joined by their free spirit, a rational chaos hiding a subtle and literate coherence. The space,  designed by Antonio Facco, is a tale of surreal landscapes with an unusual perspective, made of landscape drawings overlapping photographic images of the products.

 

During Milan Design Week, Cappellini also presents ‘The Cappellini Temporary Tower’ installation by Leonardo Talarico. Located within a bustling plaza in Brera, a massive mechanical arm rises to suspend in the air iconic Tate chairs designed by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini. The Cappellini Temporary Tower recasts the tree in a post-industrial light, paying homage to nature and its awakening.

 

Here we share some images of the new collection, along with our snaps from Cappellini Point and the House of Cappellini showroom.

 

News from Cappellini will be available across Cult showrooms in Australia later in 2017.

 

Beautiful new sculptural table pieces by Dariel Studio, including the Off The Moon brass tray and distinctive Blue Candleholders.
The Hobo Home is a new sofa design by Tina Bunyaprasit and Werner Aisslinger. Featuring soft and rounded lines, Hobo Home includes modular components that can be configured in countless ways.
Drum by Mac Stopais inspired by hexagonal electric rums from the 1980s. It is now available in a reduced size, and can be used individually or combined in modular combinations.
Detail of Flower; the new psychedelic shelving made with aniline-dyed timber. Intersecting cylinders and multiplied for a kaleidoscopic effect.
We absolutely love Luce, the new volumes designed by Giulio Cappellini and Antonio Facco. Enhanced by transparency, colours and shades of refractions, this new table collection is made with stained laminated glass and is available in three heights.
The best-selling Sistemi collections is extended with new colours and configurations.
With its tubular structure, Chair 2 by Bakery Studio can be specified in contrast colours for interesting interiors.
Detail of Embroidery Tiger; the new version of this swivel chair which is upholstered in velvet and features and embroidered leaping tiger.
Valeria Mirror by Daniel Studio
Detail from the colourful decoration of Cappelini's new showroom in Bastioni Porta Nuova, featuring the sculptural Jana vases.
The S-Chair by Tom Dixon is also presented in limited edition 2017 finishes, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of this iconic design. It will be produced in silver leather in a limited edition of 99 pieces.

Photo Credit: Cult Design

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