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Artes y Oficios

The Mexico City-based French designer Fabien Cappello focuses on elements of Mexican culture and materials that are often overlooked or underrated. Employing light industrial processes, he hopes to shift our understanding of beauty, comfort and luxury.

Representing his Artes y Oficios collection, the chair has a vintage wooden frame, painted with orange automotive paint and upholstered with Cappello’s custom-fabric Ventana, while the light is crafted from a standard sheet of perforated steel.

Rather than mimic pre-existing designs, Cappello brings together objects, materials and colours that appeal directly to our senses.

Designed by Fabien Cappello.

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