Capo by Doshi Levien for Cappellini

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Capo by Doshi Levien

Milan 2011: London studio Doshi Levien will present this chair with a tubular base and cantilevered arms for Italian design brand Cappellini at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this week.

Capo by Doshi Levien

Called Capo (leader), the chair has thin, flexible arms and a tall back to envelope the user.

Capo by Doshi Levien

Inspired by a gentleman in a suit and felt hat, the design is on show in combinations of leather, faux leather and felt.

Capo by Doshi Levien

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Capo by Doshi Levien

The following is from the designer:


CAPO Armchair & Ottoman

The first collaboration between Doshi Levien and Cappellini gave rise to Capo, an armchair with a slender yet enveloping form.

Capo by Doshi Levien

Its shape and materiality came from the image of a dapper gentleman in a well-cut suit and a felted hat.

Capo by Doshi Levien

As the name suggests, Capo with its wide cantilevered arms and upturned lapel, transforms the sitter into a boss.

Capo by Doshi Levien

The thin flexible edges of the chair provide shelter without being closed and also emphasise its lightness.

Capo by Doshi Levien

Capo is available in several variations that make it suitable for various settings.

Capo by Doshi Levien

Leather, faux leather, felt and Alcantara can be used to upholster the entire armchair or be used in different combinations for the front and back.

Capo by Doshi Levien

Armchair - cm 119 x 72 x 36/89 h.


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  • nofelix

    Awesome. Such beautiful and practical shape, and unbelievably lightweight construction. How can the whole seat be supported on only three tubes? I guess there's some steel in the chair back, but it's a beautiful illusion.

  • http://www.foxandfreeze.com tom de vrieze

    some shapes, (composite) materials are selfsupporting, …

  • DVE

    Just returned from Milan and this chair was definately one of my highlights

  • Nico

    nice shape but unfortunately a nightmare to produce apparently…

  • John

    A poor rip-off of the Hubert chair.