A space with an industrial flavor, colored lights arranged with theatrical wisdom and lots of music. These are the ingredients of the double exhibition organized by Cappellini inside the IBM Pavilion Studios, in Piazza Gae Aulenti.
The first, with the unequivocal title of Looking to the future, collects and previews all the news, composing a sort of aesthetic dictionary of the vision of the contemporary product of Cappellini created with the contribution of some internationally renowned creatives.
Among these, Big Sofa stands out, debut in the world of upholstery by the Danish studio BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with a sofa of majestic dimensions, suitable for large homes or the world of hotels, and with lines that strongly recall the world of architecture.
Speaking of seats, it is impossible not to mention the reinterpretation of the famous series of upholstered furniture Elan designed by Jasper Morrison in 1999 and still among the best sellers of the collection Cappellini.
On display, here is the exclusive Elan 23, characterized by a solid ground base with a rounded shape and new elements that enrich the modular version, from long benches with armrests to chaise longue.
Among the reinterpretations, also that of Lud'ina, the new table or desk version of the successful Lud'o Lounge armchair, designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2020 and winner of the 70th edition of the Good Design Awar.
Here the designer always proposes it again with the recycled plastic structure but different upholstery possibilities that, like a suit, become more formal or casual.
Space also for young talents with the Belgian Nik Aelbrecht, who created Openup, a collection of white and very light tables. While the coffee table Miya by Elena Salmistraro, the first piece of furniture designed for the brand, brings out color and play, with the external shape that reminiscent of a barrel and an air force blue or emerald green colored core.
Finally, the series of Mush tables designed by Giulio Cappellini enriched this year with the Mush Stone version, in chromed metal and white marble, illuminated by the Arya lamps, designed by Giulio Cappellini and Antonio Facco.
Alongside the novelties, the Slowdown Refuge project which expresses the idea of a contemporary home by Giulio Cappellini, between light colors, lightness and many iconic pieces by authors such as Tom Dixon, Mendini, Piero Lissoni, Shiro Kuramata and many others, which interact very well with the new objects and make up a really exciting Wunderkammer.
Finally, don't miss the Expanded Beauty section with the works of the students of the Marangoni Design Campus dedicated to the house of the future: the one in space.