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Mario Bellini for Cassina 'Cab 414' Leather Lounge Chairs, Signed, circa 1978

US$6,800per set
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A beautiful pair of Mario Bellini Cab lounge chairs, Model #414, in exemplary condition, signed Cassina, designed in the 1970s. These fine examples of the cab line by Mario Bellini for Cassina are classic staples for luxury interior designers and collectors alike, these lounge variations of the design are larger and deeper than the similar dining chair, and have the addition of the seat cushion. The leather color on this pair of Cab model 414 lounge chairs is an intriguing grey color. Signed underneath with Cassina embossing to the leather, and priced as a pair. Ideal pair for a collector client or interior designer client... this is a collectible signed pair in a rare color-way. Original condition and signed with Cassina embossing. The leather has beautiful light patina which lends a casual soft appeal that you don't get in new production items. Don't buy a new Cab lounge chair when you can get a collectible vintage one in excellent condition like this pair. Mario Bellini described the 1970s bestselling design for the Cab collection as “This was a new kind of chair, constructed totally out of leather, much cloned since then.” and is now a signature piece in Cassina’s 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 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. These gray leather Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab 414 club armchairs would work great in a Mid-Century Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Postmodern room. Also consider mixing it up in a traditional, classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Being highly durable, this set of arm chairs would also be an Apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as side chairs, dining, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chairs, fireside chairs, dressing or changing room chairs, hallway chairs, entryway or mudroom chairs, nursing or reading chairs, conference room chairs, office or desk chairs, guest chairs, lobby chairs, lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 30.5" x W 26.5" x D 25" Seat Height: 17" Seat Depth: 19.75" Arm Height: 23" CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition with only very light, minimal wear and light attractive patina on the thick, gorgeous saddle leather. Showroom ready and ready to be used and enjoyed immediately.

Details

  • Creator
    Cassina (Manufacturer),Mario Bellini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Depth: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980s
  • Condition
    Excellent vintage condition with very light wear and light patina. Beautiful original examples, ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330222804902

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Designer

Mario Bellini

Milan-born architect and designer Mario Bellini just may be the closest thing to a modern-day Renaissance man: His creative output spans genres, from electronics to furniture to architecture to cars, comprising iconic designs in each. He has been the recipient of multiple prestigious Compasso d’Oro design awards, and more than 20 of his works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.Born in 1935, Bellini studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan before founding his own firm in his native city in the early 1960s. He soon branched out beyond architecture, however, first for the tech manufacturer Olivetti, where he served as chief industrial design consultant from 1963 to 1991. During that time, Bellini oversaw the design of some of Olivetti’s most popular typewriters.His penchant for electronic design didn’t stop there: Bellini also designed cameras for Fuji, televisions for Brionvega and a slew of audio devices for Yamaha, then served as design consultant for Renault and devised the interior of the 1980 Lancia Trevi for Fiat. Meanwhile, his architecture work spans continents, including such modern gems as the Museum of Islamic Arts at the Louvre, the National Gallery of Victoria extension in Melbourne, the Dubai Creek Complex and the Milan Convention Centre in his hometown.And then there’s the furniture: Over the last 70 years, Bellini has designed office furniture for Vitra; lamps for Artemide, Erco and FLOS; porcelain for Rosenthal and long-admired sofas and other seating for Kartell, Natuzzi, B&B Italia, Cassina and more.His oft-imitated 1977 Cab chair for Cassina, comprising 16 individual pieces of saddle leather that create a “skin” over a minimal metal frame, remains one of the manufacturer’s best sellers today. His pudgy-legged, round tables for Cassina foreshadow Faye Toogood’s widely loved Roly Poly line. His postmodern Summa armchairs for Kartell, as well as his elegant Chiara floor lamp, still lure collectors on vintage furniture websites.Bellini’s most famous contribution to furniture design, though, may be his 1970 Camaleonda sofa for B&B Italia (then C&B Italia). An entrant to the 1972 MoMA show “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” the seat takes its name from the Italian words for chameleon and wave. Its bulbous, modular form makes it infinitely flexible. The sofa was a runaway hit at the show and, once discontinued, remained so popular among vintage dealers that B&B Italia reissued it in 2020 with all recycled materials and interchangeable seat covers. “Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the best in terms of its sense of freedom,” Bellini said.Browse an expansive collection of Mario Bellini furniture — including dining tables, armchairs, mid-century sofas and more — today on 1stDibs.
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