Fabien Cappello (France, 1984) is a furniture and product designer who founded his eponymous studio in 2010 in London. Much of Cappello’s studio work explores the idea of the creative use of local resources and local manufacture that brings him to work in different countries around the world.
The core of its actual work methodology is: “understanding design not as an isolated exercise, but as the connection point between people and their life, production and culture, places and identities”. During this period he developed an eclectic body of work for public institutions, museums and prestigious design galleries.
Some of the most iconic projects include his research as part of the Stanley Picker Fellowship, the lighting exhibition within the XVIII century collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Bordeaux, a personal exhibition of a scenic living space in a XIV century fortress in Villa Noailles, and various special projects for renowned galleries such as Nilufar in Milan or Gallery Libby Sellers in London. This same year, he got selected as one of the 20 best designers under 40 years old by Wallpaper* magazine.
The following year, he moved the studio to Mexico’s City historical center which has served of a very fertile context for the refining of his practice.