412 cab

“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.

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lead time: approx. 12 weeks

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€ 1.129 for customers outside the EU

designer: mario bellini
year: 1977


The supporting structure is made up of a lacquered steel frame.
The frame of the chair is 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

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