Credits: Cappuccino Team
Milan Design Week, Fuori Salone, 17 April 2012 – on April the 17th, at 7.00 pm, the Accademia di Brera, Hall Napoleone, hosted the SWELL installation “The Looking Glass House”, conceived by the British designer Christopher Jenner Robinson to present his new furniture collection to the press and a selected number of Vips. Cappuccino and its team were partners of the event together with high-end sponsors, like the French Perfumiere Diptyque and the British Penhaligon brand.
….SWELL was designed with the specific intent of stirring emotions – says Christopher Jenner from his London studio – I want my work to have simple and immediate appeal. I believe that design should be instinctive and individual – a direct response to the mass produced tyranny of good taste…
The seven SWELL pieces take inspiration from childhood play, English carriages and classic furniture to exuberantly reinterpret the established canon of form and shape. Pushing boundaries and redefining relations with traditional Italian craftsmanship, the collection is produced using extensive and technological manufacturing processes. Whilst SWELL is Christopher Jenner’s first furniture collection the designer has made a mark with luxury brands internationally. These include the first Penhaligon’s store in Asia with a second scheduled for Milan this summer. And the Ketel One Bar in London, with its stunning radial copper bar that is almost prehistoric in presence. The tam tam continues with a global string of flagship developments for French brand Diptyque and the launch of the studio’s new shelving collection DEVISOR.
Welikeappuccino is a blog about niche travels that will make you live the daily Italian life in a way so pretty you could drink it! ….. The fun things Cappuccino likes to do in Italy are just a few: driving a Vespa motorbike across Le Marche rolling hills, walking off-the-beaten-tracks in Sibillini wildlife reserve, having breakfast on a farm cottage with a beautiful landscape, breathing the summer breeze in a sunny, rocky shore of the Adriatic sea, listening to the bells of a lonely Medieval church tower in Ascoli Piceno gem town, making and eating an Italian “pizza” and a sweet “tiramisu” with our friends, drinking a sparkling aperitif in a small Renaissance salon-like square, going to a summer opera concert in an open-air theatre in le Marche art towns, sipping an early morning Cappuccino…… !