Cappellini in Milan

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Milan 08: Here's a selection of new products launched by Cappellini at the Milan furniture fair earlier this month.

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Top image: Sharpei by Massimiliano Adami is a beech chair covered in folds of gobelin tapestry fabric. The name refers to a wrinkled Oriental breed of dog, the Shar-pei. Above: The Double Bottle dining table by BarberOsgerby follows their Bottle table from last year. It is available in white Calacata marble or black Marquinia marble.

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New elements have also been added to the Sistema storage range by Studio Cappellini (above).

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Nendo's coat stand (above and below) is laser-cut from sheet metal and available in glossy white or black.

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Below: Cappellini Love by Stephen Burks

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Burks says: "The Cappellini Love tables are a re-invention of the traditional papier maché technique that combines recycled shredded magazines with non-toxic adhesives and hardeners to produce an eco-friendly and sustainable revolutionary new proposal in furniture to be artisanaly produced in Africa."

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These mosaic vases (above and below) are also by Burks.

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Below: Stitch chair by Adam Goodrum

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See our previous story for more work for Cappellini by BarberOsgerby and Nendo.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 12:44 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Jodi

    beautiful! Just Beautiful!

  • http://jc-orthlieb.eu JC

    after the Azambourg collection and Sharpei by Massimiliano Adami it looks like G. Cappellini is interested in products that offer new surface treatment.

  • Arch

    i ♥ “The Coat Stand”

  • lewe

    I want the coat stand! its great!!!

  • Bonzo

    Elle Decoration rubbish. With a bit of “Changing Rooms” thrown in.

  • tiffany

    cappellini lost it. Their booth in milan looked like an american furniture store, no taste, no class, no vision. They used to be my heros, now they are dead…….

  • zuy

    as Starck said ?

  • John Smith

    Has anyone seen this? From 2003.

    http://www.designboom.com/london03/775.html

  • phase2phase

    I was at Cappellini, NYC yesterday and fell in love with Adam Goodrum’s Stitch Chair, but after finding out it could possible be a “COPY”, I must say I’m really disappointed. We need Justice for Hee Weeling from Copenhagen, Denmark!

  • Adam Goodrum

    The stitch chair was a fully resolved chair designed many years before the design boom folding chair competition. In seeing Hee Weeling’s submission in 03 I immediately got in contact with him as I felt I had been plagiarised. He honourably agreed to stop working on the project. Originality is of the upmost importance to me. Please get your facts straight before jumping to conclusions.

  • http://www.jongoulder.com Jon Goulder

    Adam Goodrum is a designer with a great deal of integrity. I know this because I am a fellow Aussie designer and we work closely together at times. The Stitch chair was a fully resolved prototype back in 2001. There is a mile of publication to prove and support this fact.
    Adam is one of a few designers who has the guts to be truly original and not follow the fashion thats why he is in the position he is in. Not many people can claim a release with Cappellini in there life time.. But there will always be critics.

  • Pants

    Tiffany, I agree. An extremely uninspiring stand. The quality wasn’t far from the graduate show New Designers. Come on Giulio sort it out.

  • http://merlexi.com Matt Hermes

    Reflecting on the NYTimes display of the Cappellini chair: Hinged folding design has been a subject of US Patents on wheelchairs for some time. See Coombs, 1993. As a developer of safe, usable wheelchairs I submit that the cross elements of the Cappelini chair develop serious pinch points with the opening seat in realistic operation. If you sit on a partially open chair and have your fingertip in the wrong place the chair will nip off a finger. Additionally, what prevents the cross arms from swinging in the forward and rear direction outside the seat elements when the chair is folded? By the way, an unprotected center-line hinge has the ability to trap midline body parts if, once again, one sits on an incompletely opened unit. I have done this! Ouch. See US Pat 7232228 for protective design elements in hinged plastic design.