Capo by Doshi Levien @ Milan Design Week 2011

Capo by Doshi Levien @ Milan Design Week 2011

The first collaboration between Doshi Levien and Cappellini gave rise to Capo, an armchair with a slender yet enveloping form. Its shape and materiality came from the image of a dapper gentleman in a well-cut suit and a felted hat.

As the name suggests, Capo with its wide cantilevered arms and upturned lapel, transforms the sitter into a boss. The thin flexible edges of the chair provide shelter without being closed and also emphasise its lightness.

Capo is available in several variations that make it suitable for various settings. Leather, faux leather, felt and Alcantara can be used to upholster the entire armchair or be used in different combinations for the front and back.

About Doshi Levien

Doshi Levien is a London based design office led by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi. Nipa and Jonathan bring together two distinct and complementary approaches to their work. While Nipa’s work is strongly influenced by Indian visual and material culture, Jonathan’s approach is rooted in design for industrial production. Together, their work celebrates the cultural hybrid and explores the synthesis between technology, story telling, industrial design and craftsmanship.

Doshi Levien was established in 2000 and their work includes installation design for the Wellcome Trust, interaction design for Intel, insight and design direction for Nokia, product design for Tefal, furniture design for Moroso and bespoke shoes for London based “aristo” bootmakers, John Lobb.

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