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Cab Club Chair & Settee

c. 1982/1987

by Mario Bellini
for Cassina

Cab Club Chair & Settee

by Mario Bellini
for Cassina

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The Cab Club chair and settee are gener­ously propor­tioned to offer the comfort of a tradi­tional club chair but receive the Cassina treat­ment to provide a contem­po­rary feel. Designer Mario Bellini debuted the design in the 70s. The Cab was the first-ever chair to feature a free-stand­ing leather struc­ture, inspired by how our skin fits over our skele­ton. The collec­tion includes an armchair, dining chair, and more. All of which 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. 

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Mario Bellini

Italy (1935)

Mario Bellini is one of Italy’s most renowned design talents. As an architect, he has designed structures around the world, such as the Tokyo Design Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Milan Convention Centre. His illustrious oeuvre also moves far beyond architecture—he’s a skilled industrial designer, urban planner, and furniture designer who has influenced all corners of the industry.

Bellini began his foray into the design world as an architect in the 1960’s, and by 1963 he started to incorporate furniture and product design into his work. For nearly three decades, Bellini was the chief design consultant for Olivetti, where he created product designs for typewriters, portable calculators, and early computer consoles. Bellini’s masterful understanding of form became evident in both his product and furniture work. Many of the bestselling designs from his early career, such as Le Bambole seating line for B&B Italia and the Cab chair for Cassina, continue to be produced.

With over 25 pieces of his industrial design in their permanent collection, MoMA celebrated Bellini’s contribution to the design world with a 1987 retrospective of his work.

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