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Cappellini

Italian

In 1946, at the start of a postwar boom in Europe, Enrico Cappellini opened the doors to a small furniture studio in the Italian town of Carugo. But it wasn’t until his son joined the company nearly three decades later that Cappellini became a powerhouse fixture on the global design stage. Today Cappellini is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of innovative chairs, tables and decorative objects.

Giulio Cappellini joined the family company in 1977 and, with his appointment, ushered in a stage of boundary-pushing modernism and prolific creativity at Cappellini. With a dual background in architecture and business management, Giulio was well equipped to steer the brand into both innovative design and economic growth in a rapidly globalizing economy.

The second-generation leader’s first major success came in 1981, with the launch of Sistemi, a modular, hyperfunctional storage system that would come to symbolize the chic functionality of Cappellini. That was quickly followed by a collaboration with renowned Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata for the Progetti Compiuti collection, a line that brought unexpected playfulness to the simple framework of a black-and-white cabinet and remains an iconic collectible today.

That first collaboration opened the doors to a prolific output of partnerships, with Cappellini tapping such star designers as Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders, Tom Dixon, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Nendo for collections over the ensuing decades that spanned a range of materials and styles. Speaking to this range, Marc Newson’s plumply curvaceous 1988 Embryo chair, Jasper Morrison’s slightly arachnoid 1987 Thinking Man’s chair and Tom Dixon’s sculptural 1991 S-chair — each quite stylistically unique — remain some of the company’s most recognizable pieces, with the latter in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Cappellini, now headquartered in Milan, continues to partner with guest designers across furniture, storage and lighting solutions, though many of its 1970s and ’80s designs remain its most coveted today.

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$2,529
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'Orgone' Fiberglass Cocktail Table by Marc Newson for Cappellini, Italy, Signed
By Cappellini, Marc Newson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful Organic Modern 'Orgone' cocktail table by designer Marc Newson was created for Cappellini, Italy. Elevated above four legs, the 'Orgone' table is made of fiberglass wi...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Cappellini

Materials

Fiberglass

Marc Newson Large Hangman Clothing Rack in Stainless Steel for Cappellini
By Marc Newson, Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated and essential, the Hangman clothing rack by Marc Newson is made of satined stainless steel and comes in two different sizes. Material: Stainless steel Available fi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cappellini

Materials

Stainless Steel

Italian Space Age Red Plastic Drawer Unit by Shiro Kuramata for Cappellini, 1980
By Shiro Kuramata, Cappellini
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian space age red plastic drawer unit by Shiro Kuramata for Cappellini, 1980s Drawer unit or spiral storage unit, in glossy red plastic, with swivel drawers to change the shape ...
Category

1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Cappellini

Materials

Plastic

Modern Low 2-Seat Superlight Sofa Barber Osgerby by Cappellini
By Cappellini
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Modern Cappellini superlight 2-seat sofa is a very stylish modern small sofa in Custom upholstery on a stainless steel base. Designed by Barber Osgerby Labeled and Tagged Cappellini....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cappellini

Materials

Stainless Steel

Matteo Zorzenoni Crystal Ball Single Vase in Ash and Green Glass for Cappellini
By Matteo Zorzenoni, Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The magical rubber bubbles that became a cult game of the 1990s were the inspiration behind Matteo Zorzenoni’s crystal ball vases, these decorative elements made of delicate spheres ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cappellini

Materials

Glass, Ash

Jean Marie Massaud Inout Bench Brilliant Red Fiberglass Cappellini, 2001
By Cappellini, Jean-Marie Massaud
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
The Inout bench designed by French designer and architect Jean-Marie Massaud presents a sinuous and clear line. This design is a perfect balance of elegance, sophistication, and cont...
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Early 2000s Italian Other Cappellini

Materials

Stainless Steel, Metal

Cappellini by Ron Arad ‘Nona Rota’ Orange Chairs, Set of 2
By Ron Arad, Cappellini
Located in London, GB
Designed by Ron Arad for Cappellini in 2002, the ‘Nona Rota’ chair is the taller version of the ‘Nino Rota’ Constructed from twin walled moulded orange plastic, the chairs have a...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Cappellini

Materials

Plastic

Nendo Large Drop Bookcases in Anthracite Matte Lacquered Metal for Cappellini
By Nendo, Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
An ingenious challenge against the force of gravity, the Drop, by Nendo, is a two-sided column bookshelf offered in 3 different heights. The Drop bookshelves are made of matte lacque...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cappellini

Materials

Metal

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Cappellini furniture for sale on 1stDibs

The Cappellini furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Cappellini collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 17 vintage editions of these items, while there are 286 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original Cappellini furniture was created in modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Tacchini, MissoniHome and Patricia Urquiola. The prices for Cappellini furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $135 and tops out at $26,435, while pieces like these can sell for $3,180 on average.

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