MUMBAI: Walt Disney Signature and Cappellini unveiled five limited
edition chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair in Italy. This introduction follows the success of Walt Disney Signature’s dining installation in collaboration with Cappellini for last month’s Dining By Design DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) event in New York City.
A 3-dimensional sculpting of Mickey Mouse sitting on a giant chair,
previously used for the DIFFA event display, was recreated at Fuori
Salone, Milano Design Village to mark the launch. The Mickey sculpture
is made of polyurethane, measures more than three metres tall and
weighs 40 kilos.
"Walt Disney and Cappellini both have a shared approach to design,
creativity and collaboration that turns everyday products into
functional works of art. Collaborating with a leading Italian design
brand specialising in contemporary furnishings like Cappellini is
another exciting step in continuing Walt Disney Signature’s philosophy
on design and innovation," said Home and Fashion, Disney Consumer
Products executive vice president Pamela Lifford.
"This collaboration is the premise for a joint Cappellini and Walt
Disney Signature stylistic commitment that promises to become a new,
interesting and exciting chapter in the history of contemporary
design, combining Cappellini’s strong inclination for innovation with
the magical creativity of Disney," added Cappellini art director