Earlier today I interviewed Giulio Cappellini, the head of the avant-garde Italian design house Cappellini. He spoke faster than I thought was humanly possible in a combination of Italian and English, but it was one of the most energizing and interesting interviews I've ever had the privilege of conducting. Check the Los Angeles Times Home section blog for a little story about his latest collaboration with Disney. It's pretty wild.
Some Cappellini pieces through the years:
Rive Droite armchair by Patrick Norguet with Pucci fabric, 2001 ($4,160); Ribbon stools, 2007 ($538); 2009 re-issue of the Proust armchair by Alessandro Mendini, 1978 ($11,855); Stich chair, 2009 ($719); Rainbow chair by Patrick Norguet, 2000 ($15,688); Peacock armchair, 2009 ($6,406); Wooden chair by Marc Newson, 1992 ($5,641); Cappellini stool by Tom Dixon, 1992 ($894).