The form is reminiscent of a hat, with enveloping lines like a shell: Capo armchair, by London studio Doshi Levien, stands strong with a design that is both slender and robust, created to offer an element of style for variety of settings, both private and contract.
Composed of a metal base and a shell made of co-injected resin and polyurethane foam, the Capo armchair can also be paired with a matching foot rest, with fixed upholstery in a wide selection of leather and fabrics: the materials can be used to cover the chair uniformly, or to create a contrast between the front and back. The metal structure is available matte varnished in anthracite, mud, white and terracotta.
Capo by Doshi Levien is Greengard Gold certified to ensure compliance to strict standards for emission controls in products designed with a focus on health and wellbeing.
Doshi Levien is a London based design studio founded in 2000 by Nipa Doshi (b. 1971) and Jonathan Levien (b. 1972). Doshi grew up in India and studied at the National Institute of Design, while Jonathan, who is from Scotland, trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. They met while studying at the Royal College of Art. They have established a strong reputation for creating design that is both technically advanced and imbued with cultural resonance. They have been internationally acclaimed for their work and in 2008 were awarded the prestigious Future Legends of Design by the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York. Together, they bring to bear a complimentary set of skills to the projects they work on. Doshi is primarily concerned with visual culture, an aesthetic understanding of the world and the materiality of things, while Levien is more focused on industrial precision and technique. They have worked on projects for industry leading companies and institutions in the fields of furniture, fashion, homewares, technology and lighting. For HAY, they have created the Uchiwa Lounge Chair.