From the 16th to 22nd of January 2017, Cappellini will be taking part to Imm Cologne, the international furniture exhibition and reference point for the interior design marketplace, with some new projects and a selection of its most representative products in a stand designed after rationalist architecture in a perspective interplay of solids and voids designed by Giulio Cappellini.
A singular beige colour was chosen for walls and floors to convey a strong authentic character and magnify a colour palette comprising of beige, pink, green and charcoal shades according to contemporary trends.
Standing out amongst most recent products, the Drum Armchair by Mac Stopa, Embroidery Chair by Johan Lindstèn, the Lukis Chair by Abie Abdillah, Telo Lounge by Sebastian Herkner and the tables Bong Floreal by Giulio Cappellini and Tangle Table by Nendo. For the living room, some of the most popular cabinets by Cappellini, such as Lochness by Piero Lissoni and HiFi by Giulio Cappellini. Displayed in different exhibition areas, best sellers from the collection by Cappellini like Lotus Sofa by Jasper Morrison and Panda Sofa by Paola Navone matching the Branch Table by Jacob Wagner.
Completing the interior design, lights and accessories from Progetto Oggetto and Magic Carpet collections. An aesthetic solution showcasing the multifaceted universe of Cappellini offering a complete range of furniture designs to decorate the space with flexibility and create a total look without standards or canons.
Inside the same pavilion, at one of Stylepark exhibition areas, the German brand is presenting an installation by Giulio Cappellini and Antonio Facco, re-imagining the iconic Tube Chair designed in 1969 by Joe Colombo in a new contemporary edition with new materials and manufacturing. Tube Chairs chases one other on a large conveyor belt resembling a road amongst hills and evoking the curves of the armchair new edition with stretch fabric upholstery and vibrant colours. A tribute to contemporary design with the shapes of a timeless and revolutionary product.
Furthermore, other products by Cappellini, such as Alodia and Thinking Man's Chair, will be displayed at the Das Haus installation designed by Todd Bracher.
Drum – design Mac Stopa
Drum is a tribute to hexagonal drum pads from the '80s. The visual impact of geometric configurations turns into the designs of an armchair that can be arranged in a composition game of modular elements to accommodate any seating configuration for large open spaces, along with a coffee table that can be converted into a pouf and a high table. The sculptural forms of the armchair are padded in multi-density polyurethane foam that ensures maximum comfort without limiting the aesthetic impact of the object. The upholstery is made of stretch fabric with the 3D print of a geometric tessellation pattern in three different variations. It comes in blue, black, turquoise, white, orange and some
Cappellini's fabrics and leathers. The pouf table in polyurethane is available in the same colors of the armchair, while the high table, manufactured with sheet metal bending process, is available in white lacquer or anthracite finishing.
Telo Lounge – design Sebastian Herkner
It recalls the fascination of the field sessions of the African lodges. The Telo Lounge chair realized according to a modular concept that can be aggregated in infinite compositions and inline arc. It has the structure in steel tube of circular and oval section finished with a matte coating proposed in white, anthracite, terracotta, mustard. The seat is made of ribbed fabric upholstery.
Embroidery Chair – design Johan Lindstèn 2016
The four seasons are the characters of Embroidery Chair series by Swedish designer Johan Lindstèn. Expressing the encounter between the embroidery tradition passed down through generations and next- generation industrial technology, these four chairs with ash wood body and backrests with cross-stitch embroidery on tapestry wool depict painterly landscape scenes drawn from the essence of the four seasons. Manufactured with modern electric machinery simulating the process of hand cross-stitching with wool yarns, the embroidery patterns convey the Fall season with deer as its main characters and a walnut stained ash shell, Spring combines butterflies with white ash, Winter matches an arctic landscape with black stained ash, while Summer highlights the graceful colours of flamingos with red stained ash. The large wrap-around backrest and ergonomic shape of the chair ensure maximum comfort.
Tube Chair - design Joe Colombo
Modular, flexible, simple and customizable: Tube is back. The project by Joe Colombo made the history of Italian design and is part of the permanent collections of the Triennale di Milano, Moma and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Designed in 1969, this iconic seat completely de-structured is once again contemporary thanks to next-generation production technology maintaining its original features unaltered. Components are manufactured through a rotational molding process that allows to produce hollow bodies in a single piece, stackable one on the other to avoid obstructions. Backrest and seat have the same shape and each element is interchangeable depending on the user's needs. Tubes are mounted together with fastening hooks while upholstery is available in leather or two-way stretch fabric in the following finishes by Cappellini: black, white, yellow, turquoise or orange.
Tangle Table - design Nendo
Tangle tables designed by Nendo lock together in a tight embrace. Harsh lines make room to a dynamic decorative detail that set apart the fourth leg and restore flexibility to the whole composition. The twisting leg allows the tables to be stacked one on top of the other, their modular configuration can easily accommodate many different layouts. The metal structure supports a top made of small glass tiles obtained from old screens creating ever- different mosaic surfaces, each one handmade. Available in anthracite, grey moss, white and terracotta colours and three different heights and sizes. Natural ash and laminate are available for the top table.
Lukis - Abie Abdillah
Lukis armchair signed by Indonesian Abie Abdillah is an encounter between centuries-old tradition of rattan processing and contemporary design. A new perspective on the handicraft culture from Southeast Asia that is showing signs of a renewed environmental awareness. As a matter of fact rattan can be harvested in a sustainable manner due to its rapid growth, all its parts can be utilized and the steam-bending process makes production environmentally friendly. While rattan defines the seat base and backrest of Lukisarmchair, its structure is made of rubber wood, a tropical hardwood obtained by rubber trees. The outcome is a furniture element intended for indoor spaces, handmade with strong stems woven together with such accuracy and attention to details that makes you think of a high- technology industrial product.
Bong Floreal - Giulio Cappellini
Bong is coming back as a main character of interior design with the Bong Floreal version, a spherical table with integrated top obtained by cutting a portion of the sphere that defines the project. Made of resin and fiberglass, the Floreal decoration, like the marble one, is realized with Dip-Print three-dimensional decorating system. The project is also available in the Lava Vulcanica variant with lava powder from Mount Etna applied manually on the surface.
"Explorers of design between fantasy and reality"
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. Cappellini’s collection is characterized by experimentation and the exploration of new ways of living, furnishing the whole domestic landscape from the living room to the studio and bedroom, but also contract areas such as lounges, hotels and restaurants. Many of these products have also become iconic pieces which are exhibited in museums throughout the world such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MoMa in NY and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Giulio Cappellini creator of the company’s uniqueness and emblematic figure in the international design scene is universally recognized as a talent scout of young designers: some examples includes Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and Marc Newson. Giulio Cappellini is the Art Direction of Cappellini and also looks after the company’s product range and communication strategies. He has recently been nominated by Time magazine as one of the most important trendsetters in the world. Cappellini is available worldwide. Its flagship stores are located in Milan, Rome, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Manila and in other main capital cities. The Head Offices are in Meda, Brianza district.