Posts tagged as 'Cappellini'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.03.2013 - Tagged as: Cappellini, Chairs
‘Trez’ chair by Zanini de Zanine for Cappellini
For Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan, Italian design brand Cappellini will be showing three new chairs, “three different stories that each represent the brand’s soul: a new product by a famous designer, the evolution of a Cappellini long-seller to meet the tastes of an attentive market and a scouting project to enhance the contribution of different worlds.” says Cappellini. The ‘Trez’ chair by Zanini de Zanine above, a strong graphic design inspired by Brazilian culture, is the fruit of “Cappellini NEXT 2012″, a talent scouting project which traveled to five continents for a project to be completed and included in the 2013 Cappellini collection.
'Candy Table' by Sylvain Willenz for Cappellini; photo by Nicola Zocchi
In Milan’s Zona Tortona, on Via Solari 35, the Italian design powerhouse Cappellini has presented an array of brand’s 2012 novelties, among them this pared-down table created by a Brussels-based designer Sylvain Willenz. Named ‘Candy Table’, the piece is part of Willenz’s Candy Collection, which explores and reinvents the steel reinforcement bars normally used as construction material for concrete structures. The steel tables are available in two various shapes and sizes (with a square or round tabletop) and in five different matt colours such as; blue, black, green, white and red. (more…)
this year's edition of designjunction, as seen by Architonic's editors
A clear highlight of last week’s London Design Festival 2011 was designjunction, the group show that made a confident debut in Milan this April, but which surpassed itself in the British capital. Having started out as a Brits-only exhibition, but now international in terms of its line-up, designjunction took up residence in the white-tiled basement of Bloomsbury’s Victoria House, an ideal space for the strong work on show to dialogue with. Proceedings were helped, naturally, by the presence of a good bar and some fine food. Well done to designjunction’s organisers, Jon Powell and Deborah Spencer. (more…)
Staffan Holm's 'Spin' stool for Swedese, who are exhibiting as part of designjunction during this year's London Design Festival
Having made its inaugural appearance at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, but already a design event not to be missed, designjunction, the group show of leading British design brands, has gone all international for its forthcoming London Design Festival edition and is presenting furniture and lighting from over 35 top-notch manufacturers and labels. (more…)
'Thin Black Table' by Nendo for Cappellini
Originating from the unorthodox ‘Thin Black Lines’ collection, which was organized by Phillips de Pury and shown at the Saatchi Gallery during last year’s edition of London Design Festival, this trompe l’oeil ‘Thin Black Table’ by the Japanese design practice Nendo has now been put into production by design manufacturer Cappellini. (more…)
An origami-like felt, cardboard and glass 'Folded Felt' Table by Li-Rong Liao; photo by Armando Rafael
The industrial design students from New York’s Pratt Institute, one of the US’ top art and design colleges which, besides celebrating its 125th anniversary, can also pride itself on having launched the careers of numerous acclaimed artists, designers, architects, photographers and all-round creatives such as Max Weber, Robert Mapplethrope, Carlos Zapata, Wiliam Van Alen, Paul Rand or Robert Redford, have been invited to collaborate with the Italian manufacturer Cappellini on a series of ‘boldly disruptive futuristic furniture designs’. (more…)
'TRON' armchair by Dror Benshetrit for Cappellini
Those of you who’ve seen the science-fiction film ‘TRON’ from 1982, one of the first films ever to use extensive computer graphics, might be somewhat sceptical about Disney’s soon-to-be-released sequel, 28 years after the original ground-breaking classic. With similar reservation, we would like to present the ‘TRON’ armchair, part of the movie’s production design and developed in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Cappellini and the New York-based designer Dror Benshetrit. We’ll let you decide…
Italian design manufacturer Cappellini's art director, Giulio Cappellini, described by British design studio BarberOsgerby as 'the single most important man in design'
This year’s London Design Festival, now in its eighth year, was not only bigger than ever, it was also more international in complexion, with a significant number of non-British brands exhibiting in their permanent showrooms, in pop-up spaces and at the somewhat-past-its-sell-by-date 100% Design fair. Part of this foreign presence, but by no means a new one in relation to the UK, came in the form of Cappellini’s exhibition at the V&A Museum, which reflected on the manufacturer’s collaborations with British designers for over two decades. Architonic was there to talk to the company’s art director and creative-talent scout, the ever dapper Giulio Cappellini.