Quartet Lounge Chair
Quartet lounge chair is an evolution of the iconic Model 932 that, while respecting the spirit of the original, revisits its looks, improving comfort and proportions. In the 1960s, Mario Bellini’s design reworked the classic concept of the upholstered armchair, transforming the cushions themselves into the major players. These are held together with a belt to create a highly impactful look. In addition to leather and fabric covers, there is an exclusive deluxe edition in leather and natural hide, once again confirming the quality craftsmanship that underpins the company’s work.
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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.