Our favourite local projects featuring Cappellini

Our favourite local projects featuring Cappellini

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Founded in 1946 by Enrico Cappellini, Cappellini is an Italian furniture and lighting brand that has become synonymous with contemporary, avant-garde design. We love seeing how our products are used in a wide range of residential and contract projects; translating design icons within a contemporary Australian context. Read on to explore our favourite local projects featuring designs from the Cappellini collection.

Cappellini Hi-Pad Stool by Jasper Morrison

This design is the result of a production process that represents the perfect balance between technology and artisan craftsmanship. In these pieces, designed by Jasper Morrison, the skills of master upholsterers are combined with innovative techniques which allow for the leather or fabric cover to adhere perfectly to the three-dimensional edge of the padding. A sober and rigorous design suitable for both residential and contract settings. 

Prahran Residence by Flack Studio
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
Elsternwick Residence by Flack Studio
Photography by Brooke Holm
Redfern Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects
Photography by Rory Gardiner
Grove House by Clayton Orszaczky
Photography by Jack Lovel
Otter Place by Milieu
Photography by Milieu
Little Manly House by CHROFI
Photography by Clinton Weaver

Cappellini S Chair by Tom Dixon

The iconic S Chair by Tom Dixon is an object with an artisanal core, successfully transformed into an authentic industrial masterpiece, without losing the essence of the original product. An emblem of contemporary design, the chair can be found in the permanent collections of the world’s greatest museums, from the Triennale in Milan to the MoMa in New York. S Chair has a dark varnished metal structure; the iconic original version is upholstered with marsh straw; alternatively, it is available in wicker or with a fixed cover chosen from a selection of leathers or fabrics from the collection. 

Fitzroy House by Fiona Lynch
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
NoMad by Alexander & Co
Photography by Anson Smart
1885 House ⁠by Arent&Pyke
Photography by Anson Smart

Cappellini Thin Black Table by Nendo 

With the Thin Black Table, Nendo designed a low geometric structure – created from the L-shaped intersection of two off-axis cubes – that supports an ultralight glass table top. The clever interlocking transparency of the matte black metal structure of the Thin Black Table is reminiscent of an Escher labyrinth – a decidedly eye-catching piece that gives a peculiar allure to any setting.

St Kilda East House by Melanie Beynon
Photography by Tom Blachford
Elsternwick Residence by Flack Studio
Photography by Brooke Holm

Cappellini Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders

The iconic Knotted Chair is a brilliant adult interpretation of the tiny chairs used to decorate a doll’s house, a visionary creation by designer Marcel Wanders. This project has been officially consecrated by earning a place in the permanent collections of the MoMA in New York, the V&A Museum in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.By eliminating the distinction between artisanship and industrial production, Wanders has turned this chair into work of art to be cherished in the home and integrated into our daily lives.

Dangar Island House by Karen McCartney
Photography by Michael Wee & Richard Powers

Cappellini Bac Chair by Jasper Morrison

Aesthetics and functionality form the perfect union in the Bac chair range. Envisioned by designer Jasper Morrison, these objects of design were inspired by the namesake table and were created for Cappellini as a natural evolution of the line. Bac, Bac One and Bac Two seats have a frame made of solid ash wood, and are available in a bleached, oak-stained, black-stained, wengé-stained or Shanghai blue aniline stained finish. The seat is made of ash, with the same finish as the frame. For the Bac, Bac One and Bac Two chairs it is also possible to upholster the front of the ash seat with leather or fabric.

Grosvenor Place Business Lounge by DesignOffice
⁠Photography by Toby Peet

Cappellini Wooden Chair by Marc Newson

Successful proof of great experimentation and daring, the Wooden Chair by Marc Newson was born of the desire to push the manipulation of wood to its limits. Wooden Chair is a modern, innovative seat, yet it is also warm, cosy and comfortable. The structure, made of oiled natural solid beech wood, is fluid and continuous, almost organic. The beech wood planks, bent with hot steam to form a double curve, are supported by two horizontal reinforcements: 2 at the ends and 3 in the seat area, all fastened with visible screws.

Spotted Gum House by Alexander &CO
Photography by Anson Smart

Cappellini Sofa with Arms by Shiro Kuramata

An homage to the masters of early 20th century Modernism, the Sofa with Arms armchair by Shiro Kuramata has a structure made of chromed tubular metal, padded with polyurethane foam and upholstered with the fabrics and leathers from the collection. The dynamic lines and the chosen materials define its contemporary style, while the simplicity of its innate elegance is undeniably evocative of the distinctive Japanese style.

Sand Castle by Luigi Rosselli Architects, Raffaello Rosselli Architect and Alwill Interiors
Photography by Prue Ruscoe
Couryard House by K.P.D.O (left) and 85 Spring Street Lobby by K.P.D.O (right)
Photography by K.P.D.O

Cappellini Bong Table by Giulio Cappellini

The perfect accent, with an ironic touch and eloquent presence, the Bong table by Giulio Cappellini is composed of a solid sphere and a round top. The Bong coffee table is available in several distinctive versions: fibreglass lacquered white, anthracite, red, orange; with a lava stone finish; in faux Carrara marble; with a floral decoration.

East Melbourne Residence by Flack Studio
Photography by Brooke Holm
Paddington House by Fiona Lynch
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
Three Rooms Sydney by Chrissi James and Tony Benjamin 
Photography by Fiona Susanto
Darling Point Penthouse by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Photography by Dave Wheeler

Cappellini Lud'o Chair by Patricia Urquiola

Innovative in its design and construction, this chair features a removable padded cover made with recycled plastic textile, which can easily changed for cleaning or a change of mood or season.

Kew Garden House by Robson Rak
Photography by Mark Roper

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