"These chairs had a character and attitude just from the way they were positioned," said the designer. "They were sociable, proud, dejected or loners."
"There are quite a few chairs on their knees or beyond repair, as well as some of the more perky ones."
Four years later, the designer decided to apply the inspiration to a collection of bags, drawing upon the bold colours and simple forms.
To further the concept, Cappelino enlisted her daughter Agnes Lloyd-Platt to shoot the collection inside Ernö Goldfinger's Haggerston School in east London.
The images feature models that she describes as a "dysfunctional family group", all posing against a series of plastic chairs designed by Robin Day in the 60s.
"I've always been fascinated with chairs in general, I used to have a dozen or so of the Robin Day plastic chairs, used for various displays in the shop and around the studio," said the designer