Cappellini was founded in 1946 by Enrico Cappellini in the Italian Brianza region, north of Milan. Cappellini began as a furniture maker specializing in wooden furniture and case goods. After Enrico’s son Giulio joined the company, bringing a passion for art & design, Cappellini experienced a creative evolution that has placed them at the forefront in the world of design and furnishings.
Featuring a collection marked by creativity & expertise, combined with a passion for experimentation & the new, Cappellini has realized the dreams of several leading international designers. Cappellini is truly eclectic within the contemporary sector, allowing the simplicity of Jasper Morrison’s work to co-exist with the flamboyance of Marcel Wanders.
The products of Cappellini are neither boring nor absurd, but always possess something of life and light; often humorous while offering brave and dynamic formal solutions. These are also the characteristics that make the Cappellini collection full of vivacious fractures and contradictions. Cappellini bravely continues to work with designers all over the world whose conflicting sensibilities don't define a ‘Cappellini style,’ but instead compete to form a balanced and convincing collection.
Cappellini’s collections are known for tapping new trends and far-flung talents; often described as a 'tutti-frutti' affair, with minimalism offered up alongside pop fashion, technology, and amoebic forms. Cappellini's collections include works by Marc Newson, Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon, the Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec and Dror Benshetrit.
Cappellini is proud to have 18 pieces included in the permanent Design Collection at the Museum of Modern Art.