Mario Bellini 412 “CAB” Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 6


Mario Bellini 412 “CAB” dining chairs for Cassina, China red leather, Italy, 1978, set of twelve.

One of the most iconic Bellini’s creations, “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. 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.


Height: 32.29 in (82 cm)
Width: 18.51 in (47 cm)
Depth: 16.93 in (43 cm)
Seat Height: 17.33 in (44 cm)






Metal, Leather


Our atelier carefully restored the chairs. Slight signs of use and time.

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