Juli Capella (Barcelona, 1960) is an architect by ETSAB and develops his professional activity in the field of design, architecture and urban planning.
He was the founding director of De Diseño and ARDI magazines and director of the design section of Domus magazine. He is the author of books such as Nuevo Diseño Español, Arquitecturas Diminutas, Cocos, copias y coincidencias, Made in Spain. 101 iconos del diseño español, Así nacen las cosas, De la fregona al Airbus. He has collaborated regularly since 1985 writing on issues of design, architecture and culture in general in national publications such as El País or El Periódico and foreigners such as Interni or Abitare.
He has curated several national and international exhibitions such as A la Castiglioni, Vanity Case by Starck, Oscar Tusquets, Olympic Design, Ingo Maurer, Enzo Mari, Industrial Design in Spain, 300% Spanish Design, Bravos, Las otros Pedreras or Tapas Spanish Design for food.
Its architectural works include the Zig Zag leisure centers in Murcia, Heron City in Barcelona and the Omm and Silken Diagonal hotels, both in Barcelona. In the field of interior design, he has designed Camper stores in Madrid, Vienna and Tokyo, as well as several restaurants for José Andrés in the US: Jaleo, Minibar and China Chilcano, Little Spain Market, Jaleo Disney.
He was founder of the Biennial Primavera del Disseny in 1991. President of the FAD- Fomento de las Artes y el Diseño (2001-2005) and promoter of the Year of Design 2003 in Spain. He has been a member of the CoNCA, Consell de la Cultura i les Arts (Generalitat de Catalunya) (2009-2011). Art director of Figueras Interantional Seating (2012-2016). He was awarded an honorable mention at the Premios Nacionales de Diseño in 2000. He currently directs theCapella Garcia Arquitectura studio.