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www.ralphcapper.com


The source of furniture inspiration


We are design-led furniture supply consultants. We understand the power and importance of space, delivering inspirational and effective workplace environments through distinctive furnishing solutions.


Est.

1975

For over 40 years, we’ve worked in close collaboration with our clients, partners, architects and interior designers to realise design aspirations and offer a range of uniquely distinctive furniture solutions with an uncompromising commitment to contemporary design.

history


Ralph always had a ‘good eye’ for spotting talented designers and he understood the value of good design. We carry this into the Ralph Capper of today.

2007 1997

Ralph Capper begins his career at leading British furniture manufacturer Hille, home to designers Fred Scott and Robin Day.

1966

90’s

Ralph Capper’s first/original studio open on Tenterden Street, Bury.

10’s

In the early 80’s, Ralph and his team took over the Hille showroom in Sackville Street, Manchester to become the go-to consultancy for the city’s design community.

We support new designers and worked in close collaboration with a Manchester Met student, Joshua Till on the development of his coffee table using the traditional technique of steam bending.

After Ralph, Ben and the family completed a phased sale of the business to Southerns Office Interiors in 2015, Ralph Capper becomes part of Extentia Group.

2017

00’s

1982

2018

2005 With the help of CUBE, the consultancy brings Vitra’s legendary 100 years – 100 Chairs Collection to Manchester, attracting over 14,000 visitors.

Ralph Capper makes the move across the Pennines to Leeds with a new studio and showroom in The Green Sand Foundry to be closer to the increasing number of Yorkshire-based clients.

present day

1975

80’s

Ralph Capper moved to Little Peter Street continuing to flourish providing the most innovative, high-end furniture solutions to the city’s A&D community.

Ralph petitions 10 Downing St for an extension to intellectual property design rights, protecting designers and preventing unauthorised copies of iconic furniture from unregulated manufacturers.


We live and breathe design Our wealth of experience stems from a commitment to realising design aspirations through innovation and a multi-discipline and consultative approach. Working closely with our clients and partners at each stage, we make time to understand the design vision and insight into the requirements of the space, ensuring that the final furnishing solution is one which works and inspires. At Ralph Capper, we live and breathe design, remaining at the forefront of latest design and innovation trends in furniture to create inspired spaces. Over four decades we’ve nurtured unparalleled relationships with the finest established and up-and-coming furniture designers and manufacturers through our Ralph Capper Global Partner Network. We’re able to blend form and function to bring holistic ideas to life. The home of creative thinkers, our expert teams marry extensive industry knowledge, professionalism, passion and project management to deliver furniture design excellence and inspirational space solutions for the future.

what we do


Furnishing solutions that work and inspire

Collaborative Model We provide a seamless link between product partners and A&D, eliminating delays and encouraging innovation. Together, we are able to combine a range of specialists skills and expertise within a single framework to provide a single-minded focus for every project.

Value Creation We strive to add value at every stage. Our unique approach, specialist experience and personal service allows us to create compelling and creative solutions which work and inspire, ensuring the original vision is delivered with integrity.

Market Trends In an ever-evolving modern world, our passion in furniture design means we stay ahead of the latest global and market trends to bring future-proof inspiration and solutions that fit with your vision, space and requirements.

Sustainability We are committed to and responsible for the continual improvement of our environmental performance, not only working with suppliers who are pioneers in sustainability but creating spaces which ensure a better quality of life now and for generations to come.

what we do


A tailored approach

Furniture Consultancy

Project Management

Space Planning & Design

Furniture Procurement

Delivery & Installation

Showroom

Bespoke Furniture Design

After Service


Our Design Partners


As authorised dealers of over 200 manufacturers, we have unrivalled commercial relationships with unique global furniture designers, allowing us to design and develop bespoke furniture which skilfully blends form and function in perfect proportions, bringing the inspirational vision for a space to life.

design partners


Creating innovative products and concepts with great designers is Vitra’s essence. Developed in Switzerland and installed worldwide to build inspirational spaces for living, working as well as public areas. With its classics, Vitra represents groundbreaking 20th century design, combining technical and conceptual expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers.

design partners


HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture that uses sophisticated industrial manufacturing to satisfy the needs of modern living. Today, this fundamental goal remains HAY’s mission: through their commitment to the design and production of furniture, lighting and accessories with an international appeal. HAY strive to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience.


Since its foundation in 2009, Icons has become known as the London home of Danish Design for commercial interiors. At the heart of Icons is a confidence that when spaces are designed with furniture that matches the needs of its users, it enriches both the company and its people.

design partners


Walter Knoll creates living spaces. With masterly craftsmanship, fine materials and lasting appearance. Furniture from Walter Knoll fulfils the desire for quality of life. It has done so for more than 150 years. And will continue to do so for the international lifestyle of today.


Arper create chairs, tables, and furnishings for community, work and home, motivated by relationships: between products and spaces, spaces and people, people and their networks. Arper frame everything — their soft, essential design sensibility, a direct and personalised service, their organisational and corporate policies and global brand identity — all in terms of human values.

design partners


Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterised by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. The name, Muuto, comes from muutos, meaning new perspective in Finnish. Muuto handpick leading contemporary designers who are strong interpreters of their philosophy and combine their talents with the passionate Muuto creative team.


Andreu World is an international brand that for more than 60 years has developed a solid industrial culture based on the manufacturing of seats and tables of quality and great comfort; for workspaces, corporate and public, also for outdoor area, hotels, cafeterias and restaurants.

design partners


Fritz Hansen is an exclusive, international design brand whose timeless collection unites world-famous classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. Founded in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen’s work is guided by the philosophy that a single piece of furniture can beautify an entire room or building. With an international presence and an ever-expanding collection of iconic designs, Fritz Hansen continues its journey of creating elegant interior design essentials that never compromise on comfort.


Allermuir takes chances. It’s a brand that likes to step out of its comfort zone, be disruptive and is led by ideas, craft and design. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there’s no typical application for Allermuir designs – you may find them in a coffee shop, a transport hub, a chic retail space or a multinational’s foyer. But one thing should strike you with each design – creative flair. Stay interesting. Surprise yourself.

design partners


Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design company with the mission to create original and innovative products in a simple and contemporary design that withstands the test of time. Or in other words, to challenge conventional thinking and make the ordinary extraordinary through great design. Established in 1999, the Danish design company produces high-end designs for everyday pleasure, be it residential, work or leisure time.


Ralph Capper Showroom – The Green Sand Foundry, Leeds


Portfolio Over 40 years of furniture product and industry knowledge, and a strong reputation in the architect and design community have led to an extensive number of unique solutions, being delivered across a range of sectors and spaces, including commercial, leisure and hospitality, retail and education.

portfolio


Central Square, Leeds With arguably the finest design, size and specification of any building ever seen in Yorkshire’s capital, Ralph Capper was able create a breathtaking penthouse office suite worthy of the iconic building in the heart of Leeds city centre. In collaboration with the project interior designers SpaceInvader, the brief was to create a space that would offer exceptional functionality for business use whilst also feeling like a real home from home. A specifically commissioned 26-seater boardroom with its floor-to-ceiling views of the city is the real pinnacle of the project.

portfolio

Outside is an oasis of calm and tranquillity; commissioning and installing a living wall, butterfly hotel, hand-made bespoke pagoda and seating and marble-topped credenzas, as well as water features and a variety of topiary.


Inspired Villages Group, Warwickshire The Inspired Villages Group offer luxury retirement villages which places the health and happiness of their residents at the heart of the environments they offer. At Great Alne Park in historic Warwickshire, the brief was to create a tranquil and rural retreat, creating spaces to relax but also re-energise. Bespoke seating for the private cinema created a touch of luxury and art-deco feel. Tailored furniture and bespoke seating in the lounge and games room allowed flexible spaces for the community, hobby groups or just quiet relaxation. The dining room furniture and fit out of the central clubhouse not only complemented the overall setting and style of the residential village but provided the perfect place to socialise with family and friends. Following the completion of Great Alne Park, Ralph Capper are currently undertaking further projects with Inspired Villages Group.


Bauhaus, Manchester In the heart of Manchester, Bauhaus is an impressive Grade A office building providing creative, functional space for modern working. The brief was to create a sophisticated, high-end office space that incorporated a co-working lounge with informal meeting spaces and private work areas in a way which inspires productivity and wellbeing. At the heart of the space, the co-working space balances functionality for business and a social lounge for collaborative working. The servery island has been designed to encourage social gatherings and create a cohesive community between different businesses within the development.

projects

The modern contemporary aesthetic was achieved through the sourcing and installation of high-quality furniture and finishes. On the ground floor, furniture with low or zero volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions creates optimal air quality, protecting workers’ health and wellbeing.


CREATING ENVIRONMENTS FOR PEOPLE TO PROSPER We create better environments. Extentia is a group of specialists from all aspects of the built environment. Driven by shared values and a consistent approach, we are uniquely placed to create and deliver better environments for improved productivity. Individually, each of our specialist companies are market leaders in their respective fields. Together, we harness the unique power of our group capability to bring an unparalleled depth and breadth of insight into how people, spaces and places work together. As part of the Extentia Group, we can offer an end-to-end service that offers long-term, strategic thinking combined with joined-up, owned delivery to help our clients create environments which have a clear sense of purpose and within which people can prosper. To find out more about the unique power of our group capability, visit extentiagroup.co.uk


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Get in touch Phone us 0161 236 6929 Email us info@ralphcapper.com

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