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Cappellini NEXT

“Joy to confront with the world
Joy to learn about different cultures
Joy to show new faces
Joy to invent the next design
Joy to think ahead
Joy of intrigue and intrigue ourselves
Joy of giving a smile”.

“Cappellini NEXT - projects in progress from the world" is a hanging exhibition that best expresses the soul of exploration and research that takes place at Cappellini. Products are not presented as prototypes after being reinterpreted by the company, but rather are produced as originally conceived by the designers in their first phase, with complete freedom. This issue marks the spirit of Giulio Cappellini and his desire to analyze how the thinking of contemporary design moves at different latitudes. The projects selected by Cappellini are international in scope, coming from Brazil, the Czech Republic, France, India and Norway, and are a clear expression of the geographical and cultural influences of the environment on the designers, from the colors of India to the simplicity of Nordic design. Dancing Chair/Constance Guisset, Daddy Longlegs /Martin Solem, Stork Chair/Sahil&Sarthak, Circles,WireSofa/Studio Jan&Henry, Trez/Studio Zanini.

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“Freedom to live according to our own thoughts
Freedom to build our own reasoned chaos
Freedom to mix products designed by different minds
Freedom to talk about ourselves by our fetishes
Freedom to be nomadic in our habitats
Freedom to put together products shouted and subdued
Freedom to mix colors and different textures
Freedom to be contaminated with different and distant cultures
Freedom to be curious and ironic
Freedom to live the contemporary thinking of the future
Freedom to be free and be able to look beyond the patterns”.

Freedom of thought, freedom to build our own home environment through suggestions, memories, recollections and the contemporary, always with a hint of irony. A downtown apartment or a house with large rooms, the Cappellini home is a house that draws inspiration from the world anticipating new ways of living: cured in every detail, friendly and experienced.

Cappellini NEWS 2012

“The cosmopolitan thought
The thought light and friendly
The thought of form and matter
The thought of the color and the synthesis
The thought of our history
The thought of today and tomorrow
The thought of contemporary minds
The thought of creating and producing
The thought of wanting to even think”.

The 2012 novelties - with 6 new young collaborators - as in a museum, on strict black and white pavements: exploration, pioneering and experimental, expressions that distinguish our brand. Cappellini still dares to mix shapes and materials, past and future research and tradition.

Giulio Cappellini, 2012

BRANCH TABLE - design: Jakob Wagner, 2012 – Denmark
The frame of the Branch table is made of identical aluminum elements that put together form a unified hole. The elements interconnect seamlessly and dissolve where one ends and the next begin, in a continuous movement. This creates and an interesting visual play between the oneness of each element and the wholeness of the frame. When assembled they form a complex yet logic supporting frame that makes a very stable and light table. One single component is repeated 3, 4 or 5 times to create a family of tables. The dimensions have been conceived so that 2 people can sit between each leg and the table can be for 4-6-8-10-12 people. It is easy to assemble and takes little space to transport. The surface can be in glass or mdf lacquered white, charcoal, mud, natural oak and wengè; the frame can be chromed or painted in the same color of the top.
Size: diameter cm 130, 160 e 190 x H75 or cm 150 x 150 x H75 or cm 120 x 170 x H75.

About Jakob Wagner Studio
Born in Copenhagen in 1963, Jakob did his first degree in Design-Engineering. After studies and internships in Colorado, Milan and Paris he completed his second degree in Product Design at Art Center Europe, Switzerland in 1992. Established in 1993 in Copenhagen the studio predominantly worked with high tech products for sport, professional and medical applications the first 10 years. Jakobs work has been exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards (3 Red Dot, 2 IF, Bundespreis, Designer of the year, etc) and is included in the permanent exhibition at MOMA New York. The Studio aims to create meaningful products with substance that challenge both our mind and our senses by being simple to perceive yet complex to figure out. The goal is products with inherent natural beauty that touch us emotionally and give us joy when using.

GARMENT - design: Benjamin Hubert, 2012 – Great Britain
Garment is a lounge club chair with a unique approach to the application and construction of textile in the furniture industry. The chair is a study into how to ’dress’ a piece of furniture defying the conventional rules and construction of typical upholstery. A single piece of textile is loosely folded around a distinctive geometric moulded polyurethane foam form. This construction and loose cover allows for creases to become part of the character of the chair reminiscent of a piece of fashion and increases the sensation of visual softness. The chairs construction is ‘stitch less’ as it is comprised of a single sheet of textile fixed onto the form with Velcro. The cover can be easily removed and interchanged based on the season or fashion, available with fabrics and Alcantara.
Size: cm 70 x 60 x H74.

About Benjamin Hubert Studio
Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006 in Industrial Design and Technology; he founded his studio in 2007 in London. The studio specializes in materials driven, process led, industrial design across furniture and lighting sectors working with international manufacturers in Europe. He works on a diverse range of projects including both mass/batch produced consumer products and limited editions. His products have been exhibited internationally. Benjamin has also received a number of prestigious awards including: Design of the year (British Design awards 2010) Best Product (100% design/Blueprint awards 2009) Homes and Gardens Young designer Year (Design Classic awards 2010), EDIDA International Young Designer of the year 2010, IF Awards 2012 and The A&W Mentorpreis 2012.

SUPERHEROES - design: Glimpt, 2012 – Sweden
A family of seating furniture, where the large stool can also be used as a table. Threads are rolled around a tubing that is attached to a metal frame, this process originates from a Vietnamese technique where paper thread is rolled around seagrass to make small bowls. Together they form a group of individuals, playing well together or on their own. The idea of Superheroes came following a journey to Vietnam where Glimpt visited different artisans, studying their techniques and finding inspiring materials and colours. After a while they came into contact with skilled seagrass and plastic weavers in Ho Chi Minh City. Glimpt also wanted to incorporate other influences in their work so they contacted the Swedish illustrator Malin Koort, who helped develop the patterns for the series. Glimpt likes to look at history and aesthetics of the countries they visit, keeping open mind and being inspired by the people, the country and the culture itself.
Size: small stool diam. cm 45 x H36; big stool diam. cm 70 x H31; armrest: diam. cm 70 x H31/56.

DROP - design: Nendo, 2012 - Japan
Bookshelves opened on both sides in three different heights, made of a sheet metal laser-cut and matt lacquered. The peculiarity of this project is the study of a scale of colors "Nendo" inspired by the natural elements that reminds Japan, from the rose-colored blossoms of cherry trees, to the warm gray of the stones of the brooks.
Size: cm 55 x 32 x H70; cm 55 x 32 x H140; cm 55 x 32 x H175.

LACE METAL LAMP - design Form Us with Love, 2012 – Sweden
The idea behind the Lace Metal lamp came while visiting a Swedish metal working factory called Häfla Bruk, one of Sweden's oldest companies, established in 1682. When Fuwl visited them, they had just came up with a new technique of manufacturing steel mesh with gradient sized holes. This struck them as very poetic, resembling textile or lace. They immediately felt the desire to make a lamp with this material, since it has great characteristics as a lampshade as small holes that cover the light source, gradually get bigger to diffuse the light in a beautiful way. The result is a lamp made out of metal that has a look of lightness and fragility, a very nice contrast: the gradient holes add to this feeling diffusing the light in an atmospheric way. Another good thing about the production of the lamp is that no waste materials are produced. The colours presented are black and white matt lacquered.
Size: diameter cm 70 x H160.

About Form Us With Love
FUWL is a multidisciplinary design studio from Stockholm, started in 2005 by the trio of John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson and Petrus Palmér. The studio aims to challenge the conventional through design initiatives and their work has been awarded with numerous international awards. FUWL are driven by an idea focused approach to design where experimentation and cross border projects are encouraged. Important aspects of their philosophy include durability, curiosity and humanism. FUWL is influenced by the Nordic design heritage, but at the same time reinventing it. The result is a kind of tweaked functionalism with love.

CANDY TABLE - design: Sylvain Willenz, 2012 – Belgium
Candy Collection reinvents the steel reinforcement bars normally used for concrete structures. Thanks to an industrial coating process, the common and usually unattractive rusty steel bars are given a new and seducing identity. Candy Table explores beauty and simplicity of ready-available construction materials to make furniture. A commonly known bar, by means of a simple design and an industrial intervention, becomes a beautiful and classic piece of furniture. Surprisingly, the purely functional texture of the bar becomes a decorative element once painted. The tables are available in 2 different shapes/sizes and 5 matt colours (blue, green, white red and black).
Size: square cm 40 x 40 x H40 and round cm 45 x H40.

About Sylvain Willenz Design Office
Born in Brussels in 1978, Sylvain Willenz has lived consecutively in the US, Belgium and in the UK. Sylvain studied MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 2003. In 2004, Sylvain opened his industrial design office based in Brussels. With an approach characterized by a clear inquisitiveness for products, industry and processes, Sylvain Willenz and his team, work on various projects ranging from lighting to products, IT electronics and furniture. Works by Sylvain Willenz have been granted some of the most highly considered awards including several IF Awards and Red Dot "Best of the Best" Awards in Product Design. Several works have also been acquired bym, integrating into their permanent collections and archives. In 2009, leading press and institutions (Le Vif/Knack WE Magazines, The Interieur Foundation, the Design Museum Gent and the Museum of Grand-Hornu Images) nominated Sylvain as Belgian Designer of the Year.

NOM (Nature of Material) – design: Bakery Studio, 2012 – Israel
NOM is a series of stackable furniture. Each object is folded from a spread of laser cut aluminum sheet, which then bends to the final form using a bending mold. The concept of the project is to combine straight origami like folds with natural folds. This is achieved by folding the legs of the objects in planned and exact folds which creates side effects of stretching and bending in the material. In other words, by folding the legs of the objects the surface above reacts naturally to the folding act. This integration between strict and natural folds creates a steady construction from one hand and a soft, organic, upholstery like shape from the other.
Size: coffee table cm 57 x 57 x H40, stool cm 37,5 x 37,5 x H44,5.

About Bakery Studio
Bakery was founded in 2009 by Ran Amitai (born 1980)and Gilli Kuchik (born 1983). The designers met and became a couple in life and in design during their studies at the department of Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. They believe in a design process based on hands-on experimentation and play with materials and technologies and finding new ways of interpreting traditional production methods. Gilli and Ran live and work in Tel Aviv, Israel.

ALTOLETTO - design: Giulio Cappellini, 2012
A simple and concise form declined in two colors: white and anthracite. A high bed, streamlined for those who love rigorous objects. Base in metal in which is inserted a wooden headboard matt lacquered or covered with fabric and a double floor for rest covered with white fabric or anthracite.

ALTOSOFT – design: Giulio Cappellini, 2012
A bed with a deliberately neutral image and timeless ready to go in the most different rooms. A metal structure on which lay the mesh and the large back cushions for comfortable relaxation. Available in various sizes and finishes from the large fabric samples Cappellini.

SUPEROBLONG BED – design: Jasper Morrison, 2012
The famous and much imitated sofa designed by Jasper Morrison gives rise to a bed available in various sizes and finishes. The soft cushion/backrest as well as ensuring good comfort characterize the design simple, rigorous and timeless of this great designer.

GAMBETTA – design: Jasper Morrison, 2012
Collection of upholstered armchair, sofa with two elements with or without terminal, a bench with two or three seats and a coffee table. Its characteristic is the back rounded. The structure is in plywood and solid wood with padding in polyurethane foam of different densities. The legs are cast aluminum painted black. Fixed cover in fabrics and leathers of the collection.

LUXOR – design: Giulio Cappellini, 2008/2012
The new Luxor presents the possibility to combine containers of different sizes with bases of different sizes, even of different colors. The series includes a console drawers and open cabinets or doors hinged, sliding or folding doors flush with drawers and shelves. This flexibility makes them suitable for living rooms and office: light and clean, free air, the Luxor containers are roomy and simple but well in the smallest details, from the construction of the box, made in the conglomerate of high-density fiber and the plywood covered with aluminum to the hinges specially designed. Available in macroter or glossy or matt colors combined with metal bases macroter of any color.

TATE COLOR - design: Jasper Morrison, 2012
Stackable chairs and stools with four legs and 8 color finishes. Agile and fun is proposed in colored version tone on tone (aniline color for the body and matt satin lacquered base with epoxy paint of the same color of the body) or body brushed painted with stainless steel base.
Size: cm 51 x 51 x H45/80; stool cm: 49 x 43 x H64/100 and cm 49 x 43 x H80/117.

DINAH - design: Shiro Kuramata, 1970/2012
Reissue of the drawers belonging to the famous collection “Progetti Compiuti”. True to the original draw of 1970, it is a column unit composed of 18 white lacquered wooden drawers that open on both sides of the structure, that is in metal laser-cut and painted with epoxy powder matt black. Produced in a numbered series but not limited, now it is part of the Moma NewYork collection.
Size: cm 60 x 50 x H177.


FRUITLAMP and SOFALAMP - design: Daphna Laurens, 2011/2012 – The Nederland Two models of lamp, leaving room for flexible, personal interpretation: the tray for the table lamp and floor lamp can serve as a container for loose change tray or a fruit bowl. The solid natural walnut of the frame, and the shade and tray colors, recall simple and traditional shapes, taking us back in time. They are characterized by attention to detail, from bolts colored to the dark brown cord. Available in blue, sand and brown.
Size: Fruitlamp: cm 34 x 32 x H41, Sofalamp: cm 42 x 34 x H10,5.

About Daphna Laurens
Daphna Laurens is unification of Daphna Isaacs (1982) and Laurens Manders(1984).
Both associates of the Eindhoven based twosome are graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the years 2006 and 2008. In the year 2008 they founded their design studio. Daphna Laurens are two minds that melt together into one designer, in order to design in the purest sense of the word. They like to give shape purely intuitively. In this way objects are being transformed into characteristic products with sophisticated combinations of fluent shapes, natural materials and color. Daphna Laurens aspires to find a combination between design, applied art and fine art.

POH (Patchwork Oval Hemisphere) - design: Raphael Navot, 2011/2012 – Israel
Patchwork Oval Hemisphere is an object, a shape, an ambiguous volume. Its functional definition is deliberately absent. Its semantics can imply it to be a table, a bench, a sculpture... Created from a patchwork of rough wooden pieces - both old and new - combined randomly by hand to a massive block that  is sent to a digitally controlled machine to carve the computer generated three dimensional form. Hand made, machine made and computer made. Made with massive American walnut and Poplar core. Each produced item is unique. Produced in a numbered series.
Size: cm 233 x 50 x H34.

About Raphael Navot
Born in Jerusalem Israel in 1977 and graduated in ‘The Design Academy’ of Eindhoven, The Netherlands; a multidisciplinary non-industrial designer, live and work in Paris, France. Most of Navot works focus on the principle of custom made and adapted design, made to measure interior design and multi-semantic objects where the design principle of ‘form-follows-function’ is reversed to ‘function-follows-form’. Various clients and collaborators: Silencio club Paris, in collaboration with David Lynch, is the most innovative project in which he is deeply involved.