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Thirty years after Cab made its debut, Mario Bellini designed a stackable cowhide chair that interprets and re-imagines the features of its predecessor with a more slender, minimalist style, perfect for adding a contemporary touch to private homes and larger business spaces.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2008

Thirty years after the launch of the Cab chair, Mario Bellini created a new chair that took the qualities of the older model, slimmed them down, and brought them up to date. Harnessing the expertise acquired in working with leather, the architect went for a more advanced perspective that simplifies the line of the steel frame. This was then upholstered throughout in leather, including the seat, which is treated with expanded polyurethane. The precision-perfect fit of the upholstery testifies to the complexity of the design as well as the manufacturing innovations this implied. Meanwhile, the imperceptible sense of movement generated by the slits serve to emphasise the chair’s comfort and lightness. The refined top-stitching along the entire profile provide a further example of how industrial manufacture and hand- executed tailoring. These can also be seen in the curved seat edges that ensure the chair can be stacked. This piece is ideal for furnishing warm household spaces, as well as larger public areas.

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Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini is an architect and designer internationally renowned. He received the Golden Compass Award eight times and 25 of his works are in the permanent design collection of the New York MoMA, which dedicated to him a personal retrospective in 1987.He was editor of Domus magazine (1985-1991).

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Sophisticated top-stitching outlines the contours of this elegant design chair demonstrating the successful fusion of artisan craftsmanship and industrial production, also found in the curved edges that allow the chairs to be stacked for a sophisticated space-saving piece of furniture.

Structure

Curved steel clad in saddle-hide.

Seat padding

Contoured polyurethane foam.

Detail

Top-stitching along the entire profile.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2008

DESIGN BY
Mario Bellini
PRODUCTION YEAR

2008

DESIGN BY
Mario Bellini

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