Giulio Cappellini entered the family firm when it had only 14 employees and it has now grown into a global brand, synonymous with quality designer furniture.
A great story that began with 'one glass too many' in his own words that led to him entering and helping to grow the business.
A lovely story of passion, quality and innovation too.
To hear him tell it, Giulio Cappellini’s career in the design world began the way so many promising things do: with a half-baked notion, possibly precipitated by strong drink. In 1979, the then-25-year-old scion of the Milan-based furniture-making clan was just completing a degree in architecture and had taken on a brief assistantship in the studio of legendary designer Gio Ponti. Then came the brainwave. Says Giulio, “One evening—maybe I was drunk—I said, ‘I don’t want to be an architect. I want to be in the family business.’ ” The consequences of this epiphany have been far-reaching, for Giulio and for the whole trajectory of contemporary design over the past three decades. Today, the name Cappellini is synonymous with high-end furniture of a particularly rarefied pedigree.