Produced by Cassina and allegedly the first chair to feature a freestanding leather structure, the Cab Chair includes 16 pieces of saddle leather. So, like couture, this chair is often likened to ‘skin’ covering ‘bones’.
While Bellini is revered worldwide and is a recipient of numerous accolades, including winning the prestigious Golden Compass Award eight times, he has made a few disparaging remarks in his time. One quoted in Catherine McDermott’s book, 20th Century Design being, “To be a good furniture designer, you have to be an architect. Everything meaningful that’s been designed has been by meaningful architects”. Many non-architects who have designed iconic pieces would certainly take umbrage at this!