“This was a new kind of chair, constructed totally out of leather, much cloned since then.” Thus Mario Bellini describes Cab, a best-seller that he designed in the 1970s, which is now a signature piece in Cassina’s I Contemporanei collection. Cab was the first-ever chair to feature a free-standing leather structure, inspired by how our skin fits over our skeleton. The upholstery consists of sixteen pieces of saddle leather. Individually die-cut, they then undergo fourteen discrete procedures, again by hand. The pieces are sewn together only when their outer edges have been trimmed to ensure a perfect fit. Once assembled, the cover is attached to the chair’s steel skeleton and held in place by means of a zipper fastening, as in a bespoke tailored garment. The wide array of colours for the saddle leather cushion is now complemented by pigmented saddle leather in black, brown and Russian red.
The mentioned price is a starting price for the counter stool with a 68cm seating height,lead time: approx. 12 weeks
Please enquire directly for more information about the different colours and materials available.
€ 1.550 for customers outside the EU
designer: mario bellini
supporting structure: lacquered steel frame.
frame: covered with core leather, which is closed up with zippers.
soft upholstery made of polyurethane foam provides a comfortable seat
52 x 49 x 82cm