“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.
Stool with a metal frame fully upholstered in saddle leather in a choice of finishes. Available in two heights
Counter Stool - W48 x D51 x H89 cm. Seat height 68 cm.
Bar Height - W55 x D51 x 112 cm. Seat height 81 cm.
Made in Italy.
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