Giulio Cappellini (1954) is an architect, designer, and art director based in Milan. In 1977, he joined his family’s company, Cappellini, which was founded by his father Enrico Cappellini in 1946. Determined to propel the furniture brand onto an international stage, Giulio Cappellini recognized the importance of innovation. From the 1980s, he began creating iconic pieces that became synonymous with cutting-edge Italian design, and in the process, transformed Cappellini into a world-famous company. However, Giulio Cappellini also used his eye for spotting talent to provide a launching pad for now renowned designers. Names include Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, and the Nendo brothers. Giulio Cappellini has been named one of the ten best trendsetters and leaders in design by TIME magazine. He also lectures at international design and architecture schools, including at Milan Architecture University and at Istituto Marangoni.
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