A bestseller and signature piece in Cassina’s I Contemporanei collection, the Cab Dining Chair, designed by Mario Bellini, was a new kind of chair when it was designed in the 1970s. Showcasing the skeleton with a tailored-to-fit skin constructed entirely out of leather, this dining chair has been much cloned in the decades since its conception.
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. The wide array of colors for the saddle leather cushion is now complemented by pigmented saddle leather in black, brown, and Russian red.
- Frame in black coated tubular steel
- Seat shell in black plastic
- Flexible cold-molded polyurethane foam
- Leather upholstery
- Black plastic feet with and without adhesive felt
With the instinct to foretell today what will become a classic tomorrow, Cassina has been designing the future of interiors for over 90 years. Founded by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927, the company is credited with launching industrial design in post-war Italy.