Since taking the reins of his family’s company in the 1980s, Giulio Cappellini has made his mark as a design titan by discovering and working with unknown emerging talents, including Jasper Morrison and Marc Newson and more recent collaborators Daphna Laurens and Benjamin Hubert.
While in Toronto jurying the AZ Awards, Cappellini makes a stop at the Design Exchange on March 19 to talk about his creative process; how he works with designers and how he has nurtured the careers of today’s most esteemed furniture designers. Sharing the spotlight on the stage with him will be such Cappellini classics as Marcel Wanders’ Knotted chair, Marc Newson’s Orgone bench and the Bouroullec brothers’ cloud-shaped bookshelf. Also, an exclusive display of other iconic works by Cappellini is on view at furniture showroom Kiosk for two weeks following his talk.
Ahead of his visit, watch Azure‘s interview with Cappellini where he talks about what constitutes innovative design in 2012 and how young design gets his attention.
Giulio Cappellini takes the stage at 6:30PM on March 19 at the Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. Kiosk is located at 288 King St. E.