CAB sedia 412

Design Mario Bellini

TAILOR-MADE GARMENT

Cab is the world’s first free-standing cowhide design chair, informed by the relationship between the skeleton and the skin; an authentic example of production excellence that requires multiple stages of artisan workmanship to create a trendy tailored-to-fit object.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1977

“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. Cab is available in a wide variety of colours.

I Contemporanei

Mario Bellini

Its upholstery is made up of 21 parts in cowhide that undergo lengthy processing by hand. The upholstery is sewn and hand-fitted to the steel skeleton and closed with a zipper, like a real custom-tailored garment.

Its upholstery is made up of 21 parts in cowhide that undergo lengthy processing by hand. The upholstery is sewn and hand-fitted to the steel skeleton and closed with a zipper, like a real custom-tailored garment.

Upholstery

made up of 21 parts in saddle-hide that undergo 22 processes by hand.

Structure

Self-supporting saddle-hide.

Padding

Polyurethane foam.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1977

DESIGN BY
Mario Bellini
PRODUCTION YEAR

1977

DESIGN BY
Mario Bellini

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