Giulio Cappellini & Antonio Facco
Trained as an architect in Milan, Giulio Cappellini is an emblematic figure in the international design panorama.
Animated by an indomitable spirit and the curiosity of someone who wants to renew himself continuously, Cappellini dedicates himself to design by offering his personal revision of contemporary design, both for the brand that bears his name, and as art director for other important brands in the field.
Through his most ambitious project, his company, Cappellini has become a bona fide trendsetter, such that he has become universally recognized as a talent scout for young professionals. Numerous names have been launched through collaborations with his brand: Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec and Nendo brothers, just to name a few.
His lectures at international design schools are also very popular, at institutions such as Istituto Marangoni, for which he is also Art Director, and other establishments around the world where he is invited as a visiting professor.
Cappellini’s work covers a vast array of furnishing elements. Among the most loved are the Mill sofa, inspired by the contemporary needs of the Millennials, the iconic Bong and Gong tables, the Break table series and the cabinet units in the Luxor range.
Antonio Facco was born in Milan. His numerous collaborations with architects and designers, during his academic studies at the IED in Milan, led him to found Dedra, in 2011: a multi-disciplinary channel for design and visual arts that fosters the dialogue between young creatives with diverse skills and different geographic locations (Milan, Italy – Urbino, Italy – Brighton, UK).
While still a student, his works were exhibited during the Fuorisalone in Milan; upon receiving his diploma in Interior Design, he began collaborating with Cappellini on displays and visual communication.
It was during this time that Antonio Facco created the Duo modular vases, that then became a part of the Cappellini catalogue. In this project, the study of form is conceived as a debate between formal impulsivity and contemplative research on material limits and new technologies.
The most intimate core of his aesthetic vision lies in his curiosity and transversality, along with his desire to tell stories that move people to identify themselves in his creative choices.