Micheli Alessio "Mads" Caprani (1942 - 2014) was a Danish designer, particularly known for his charming and distinctive luminaires. But Caprani was not originally meant to be a lighting designer: as a child, little Mads was passionate about music. His path to the world of design started at the Technical College of Copenhagen, where he trained as an electrician and then as an electrical engineer. The famous Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen was impressed by Caprani's technical skills and hired him. At Louis Poulsen, Caprani had the opportunity to work with some of the top names in Scandinavian design: Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, and Poul Henningsen. These innovators sparked his interest in design.
Alessio Micheli Caprani, Mads Caprani's father, had bought the Rotaflex lighting factory in 1967. Ten years later, Mads Caprani joined the company and began producing the beautifully pleated lampshades for which he is still best known. In the late 1970s, Caprani took over his father's company and changed its name to Caprani Light, focusing entirely on lighting design. Although Caprani Light is no longer in business, Caprani lamps are more popular than ever. Mads Campari has left an unforgettable mark on the history of design.
Mads Caprani has designed pieces for the following brands: