The showroom in via Borgogna 8 is transformed into Experience Cappellini: a set whose protagonists are the projects of Barber Osgerby, Dimore Studio, Piero Lissoni, Nendo, Elena Salmistraro and Patricia Urquiola, alongside the new names of young people from the Far East

On the occasion of theMilan Design Week 2024 Cappellini offers an all-round experience and, through the dialogue between furnishings of today and yesterday, divides the space into islands on which products from the new collection and re-editions coexist.

Welcoming visitors at the entrance to the showroom are Hybrids, a work by the young artist of Persian origins Elham M. Aghili, "an ambiguous garden poised between the true and the plausible" which derives from the transformation of recycled objects of daily use through painstaking processing of yarns, in turn recovered from waste and warehouse errors.

The Capellini collection

“In a historical moment in which there is a need for a return to normality and concreteness, to reconnect with nature and reinterpret the noblest past from a design point of view, never before has our stylistic concept and creative is valid.

We need to focus on the product, the real one, which works everywhere. This guiding principle is reflected in the 2024 innovations, which, despite being very different from each other, best express our DNA", explains art director Giulio Cappellini.

Among the pieces from the new collection, the Lud'O Sofa by Patricia Urquiola, a sofa characterized by a deep seat and generous volumes. The small tables and round tables with conical metal base are inaugurated from the same series.

By Elena Salmistraro, Out Of Scale: Project One, is a limited edition of only nine pieces of a container that pays homage to post-rationalist architecture.

Among the new names, the oriental poetics of Hsiang Han Design, a multidisciplinary studio with offices in Taipei and Milan with X Table System, a collection of coffee tables console with modular base in injection-moulded and perforated plastic.

The Floe series of chromed metal and glass coffee tables is by Daisuke Kitagawa, Japanese, founder ofI Design for Industry >. Oriental purity and sinuous shapes come together in the Bookcase Cillepiedi, a spin-off of the table of the same name, by Dimore Studio , with a structure made up of black painted metal tubes and brass incursions.

Reissues

The Cappellini catalog is enriched with re-editions and expansions, in an "emotional revision" of pieces from the past. “Rereading one's history and DNA in a dynamic and contemporary way is an added value of knowing how to design. We have profound respect for our cultural heritage, which is also expressed through these new distillates of modernity”, specifies Giulio Cappellini.

The subject of this interpretation, the Classica Chair by Piero Lissoni, with neutral tones and spots of color such as red, yellow and purple, is made of solid ash or cherry wood and open back.

Nendo expands the collection of Pinch coffee tables, which inaugurate a new chapter in the family of tubular metal and solid wood furniture. The Bottle table by Barber Osgerby, which won the Wallpaper Design Awards in 2007, is part of the Cappellini collection this year with a marble version Carrara white or Marquinia black.

The scenography

The landscapes created in the exhibition space are characterized by neutral tones, as are the new designer furnishings, mainly available in white, black, light grey, camel and sand. The sets are enlivened by bright colors such as red, yellow, green and various tones of blue inspired by the works of PaulKlee.

On the occasion of the 62nd edition of the Fuorisalone in Milan, the Spazio Cappellini, thanks to the collaboration with Campogrande Concept, welcomes for the first time the installations of Elham M. Aghili, a young artist Persian who in a few years from the beginning of her studies managed to bring her hybrid and dreamlike interpretations of nature into installations in Italy and abroad.

Her colorful works, created with weaving techniques from waste fabrics from the great high fashion houses, are ambiguous gardens whose boundaries blur and overlap. To complete the scenography, theDress Totem by Flavio Lucchini, sculptures in corten steel.

Finally, on the occasion of the presentation of the monograph Marc Newson,Works 1984/2024 published by Taschen, Cappellini presents a retrospective exhibition of the projects created with the designer over the long years of collaboration.