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Cab Chair

c. 1977

by Mario Bellini
for Cassina

Cab Chair

by Mario Bellini
for Cassina

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The Cab Chair designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina thick­ness of the saddle leather func­tions like a sling and, as such, gently gives” with pres­sure from the sitter. This creates a remark­ably organic aesthetic that cele­brates the leather itself and provides a subtle, engag­ing differ­ence between indi­vid­ual chairs within a group of Cab chairs. The exag­ger­ated stitch­ing along the perime­ter of the cover creates the illu­sion that the leather was sewn directly onto the cab side chair’s form.

The Cab chair without arms is avail­able in sixteen differ­ent saddle leather colors – includ­ing natural, taupe, Russian red, briar root, and black – all of the afore­men­tioned are avail­able as part of our Quick Ship program.

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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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