Taking inspiration from lacquering techniques handed down by past generations, Cornelio Cappellini’s “master decorators” have developed new decorative effects to be applied to the surfaces of some items, such as Bridge storage unit. The exclusive lacquering “textile texture” effect perfectly shows this artistic skill, which is still present in the company and applied to our collections with contemporary design.
SCULPTURE AND MINIMALISM
For the first time, in its continuous search for new materials and new construction techniques, Cornelio Cappellini has used “concrete”: a completely unusual choice in furniture manufacturing. This material is molded completely by hand, to create legs of storage units and poufs, giving them an amorphous look. The irregularity of the surfaces creates an elegant contrast with the other materials used in combination, such as metal. The results of this handmade technique are masterpieces so appreciated by contemporary art galleries, such as the pieces of Blade collection, intended for customers always looking for unique products.
Through its “master decorators”, Cornelio Cappellini continues to offer its own personal interpretation in the use of resin combined with other materials. In the collection of table Lineup, the resin-based finishing process plays a dual role, inspiring both preciousness and uniqueness. Each table top is unique, always different from the previous ones.
This handmade technique, inspired by the nature around us, is the result of the designer’s artistic expression. A thin sheet of metal is modelled on a supporting structure to create a surface with a strong three-dimensionality, emphasized by a chromatic treatment that enhances its texture. This texture is available in different chromatic shades for the tables of Cheope collection.
The leather upholstery of a curved surface is the expression of a great manual skill, able to shape this natural material. This technique is clearly visible in Cannes armchairs and sofas, where a series of elements in curved multilayer wood, with oval-shaped section, are covered in leather by skilled craftsmen.