Alongside Maison&Object exhibition, at the showroom in Boulevard St. Germain in Paris Cappellini is presenting an installation entirely devoted to the new edition of iconic Tube Chair designed by Joe Colombo in 1969. An icon of style for contemporary design, reinvented by the Italian company in a new edition featuring new materials and updated manufacturing technology but keeping original forms and details untouched.
Tube Chair was the very first sectional and modular armchair on the market, a real revolutionary product preserving its visual impact and contemporary style.
The upholstery in leather or stretch fabric is available in a vibrant and original colour palette.
The stage set by Giulio Cappellini is deliberately simple to make space to the expressi ve force of Tube Chair and completed by a circular rug, another design by Joe Colombo bringing out the curves on the armchair.
On the side panels, original drawings by the designer il lustrate the many different composition options of his extraordinary product.
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 permane nt collections at La 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.
"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 recogni zed 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.