Leather Chair CAB 412, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina 01
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Leather Chair CAB 412, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina 03
Leather Chair CAB 412, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina 04
Leather Chair CAB 412, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina 05
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Leather Chair CAB 412, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina

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Cab 412 - Chair in saddle leather : “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. They 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.

Today this model adapts and expands to meet contemporary needs. It is now available an XL model, 5cm deeper, and a Baby version, made with the same careful craftsmanship. Also available are new Plus saddle leathers in pure aniline, and some versions with a gradient effect by hand on a natural basis.

Upholstery pictured: leather cod. 1M Beige, cod 10 Red, 1T Black, Leather Plus Green.

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Color: Beige, Black, Blue, Green, Ivory, Red

Material: Leather, Polyurethane, Steel

Dimensions (cm): H 82 x W 52 x D 49

Dimensions (in): H 32.3 x W 20.5 x D 19.3

Seat Height: (cm) 45 - (in) 17.7

Weight: 6kg

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Mario Bellini Italian designer and architect

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Mario Bellini

Contemporary Aesthetic, Timeless Craftsmanship

Recognized as an influential figure in the world of contemporary design. The Italian designer and architect was born in Milan in 1935. He gained his architecture degree from Milan Polytechnic in 1959 and began his career with Olivetti. Mario Bellini, has left a significant impact on the industry. Throughout his long career, his involvement in material and technological advancements has paved the way for new possibilities in design.

Mario Bellini has partnered with renowned Italian and international brands like Cassina, Brionvega, Olivetti, and Renault, among others. His collaborations have resulted in the creation of revolutionary products, which include the iconic TOTEM radio for Brionvega, and masterpieces for Cassina such as; Leather Chair CAB 412, Leather Armchair CAB 413 and Glass and Wood Coffee Table LA ROTONDA. Bellini's involvement extends beyond product design to remarkable architectural projects- notably the Tokyo Design Center in Japan, the Department of Islamic Art (Louvre in Paris), and the refurbishing of the International Air Terminal at Rome-Fiumicino in Italy.

Bellini's works have a sense of harmony, crafted with elegant lines and thoughtful proportions. His design portfolio encompasses various objects, including technological innovations, furniture pieces, and urban designs. The Museum of Modern Arts (MoMa) in New York appreciates his artistic legacy through a dedicated permanent exhibition housing 25 of his iconic works. Furthermore, Bellini's talent has been recognized with 8 Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) awards. The Triennale di Milano has also awarded him a golden medal in 2015 and honored him with a dedicated exhibition in 2017.

Explore our selection of contemporary design products by Mario Bellini, in which his innovative approach to Italian design has inspired many.