Early Mario Bellini CAB 412 Chair for Cassina in Elephant Hide Grey


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Item Description

Iconic elephant hide grey leather CAB dining chairs designed by Mario Bellini in 1977 for Cassina. Very early examples with thin flat seat bottom instead of the later thick bottom in nice vintage condition.
The Cab chair provides remarkable comfort and a certain degree of flexibility for the sitter. Bellini’s Cab chair essentially consists of two elements that are completely distinct, a leather cover is stretched over a bare tubular steel chair frame like a tight skin, the cover can be opened or closed via four zippers running along the inside of the legs under the seat. One of the most popular designs of 20th-century, a versatile masterpiece that fits seamlessly into any environment and will look absolutely wonderful among Mid-Century classic design. Although Bellini is an architect much of his work has been in industrial design. He has won the Compasso d’Oro five times, and several of his designs are included in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Specifications: Cover: High quality Italian saddle-stitched elephant hide grey leather Internal frame made of tubular steel Model: Cab 412 dining chair Design: Mario Bellini, 1977 Manufacturer: Cassina Made in Italy Period manufactured: circa 1980 Authentic the chairs have the Cassina logo stamped in the leather underneath as shown. Priced individually, 3 available.

Additional Information


Leather, Steel


Fair Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 32.29 in (82 cm) Width: 19.69 in (50 cm) Depth: 20.48 in (52 cm) Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)

Creation Date

circa 1980