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Mario Bellini Cab Arm Chair For Cassina

Mario Bellini Cab Arm Chair for Cassina
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic chair designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina c.1970s, Italy, features the original deep
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Mario Bellini Cab Lounge Chair for Cassina
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic chair designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina c.1970s, Italy, features the original
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'Cab 414' Leather Lounge Chair, Signed, circa 1980s
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful black leather Mario Bellini Cab lounge chair, Model #414, signed Cassina, designed in
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Set of 6 Cab 413 Armchairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Surrey, BC
. The Cassina CAB 412 chair is one of the most important projects designed by Mario Bellini. Designed in
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Set of Six Vintage Mario Bellini for Cassina CAB Chairs in Oxblood Leather
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina (ca. 1978, Italy). Bellini was known for constructing seating with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Steel

6 Mario Bellini 401 Break Dining Chairs in Tan Leather for Cassina
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Rare set of 6 elegant tan leather 401 Break dining chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina in marvelous
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Mario Bellini CAB 414Settee by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Casina, Mario Bellini
Located in Hudson, NY
Arm chairs SOLD settee designed by Mario Bellini in 1979 for Cassina, Italy. Steel frame covered
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Settees

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Mario Bellini for Cassina Set of Four Black 'Cab' Dining Chairs in Leather
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for Cassina, set of four 'cab' dining chairs model 412, black leather, Italy, 1976
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

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1970s Black Saddle Leather Armchairs by Giancarlo Vegni for Fasem, Italy
By Giancarlo Vegni, Cassina, Mario Bellini, Fasem International
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
metal frame, for Fasem, Italy, 1970s. A contemporary of Mario Bellini's CAB 413 armchairs for Cassina
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chiara Lamp by FLOS - 1960's EARLY EDITION - Original Mario Bellini
By Flos, Mario Bellini
Located in Vancouver, BC
armchair designed for Cassina in 1964. In 1970, Mario Bellini designed the Colonato table, made out of
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Vintage Italian leather Korium armchairs by Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi
By Matteo Grassi, Tito Agnoli
Located in Highclere, Newbury
1978. The design bears a close resemblance to the Mario Bellini Cab 413 chair which was released by
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

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Mario Bellini Cab Arm Chair For Cassina For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mario bellini cab arm chair for cassina you’re looking for. Each mario bellini cab arm chair for cassina for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and metal. There are many kinds of the mario bellini cab arm chair for cassina you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A mario bellini cab arm chair for cassina, designed in the mid-century modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Mario Bellini Cab Arm Chair For Cassina?

Prices for a mario bellini cab arm chair for cassina can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $2,800 and can go as high as $15,800, while the average can fetch as much as $8,850.

Mario Bellini for sale on 1stDibs

Milan-born architect and designer Mario Bellini just may be the closest thing to a modern-day Renaissance man: His creative output spans genres, from electronics to furniture to architecture to cars, comprising iconic designs in each. Vintage Mario Bellini sofas, dining chairs and other seating pieces are widely coveted, and the designer has been the recipient of multiple prestigious Compasso d’Oro awards. More than 20 of his works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Born in 1935, Bellini studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan before founding his own firm in his native city in the early 1960s. He soon branched out beyond architecture, however, first for the tech manufacturer Olivetti, where he served as chief industrial design consultant from 1963 to 1991. During that time, Bellini oversaw the design of some of Olivetti’s most popular typewriters.

His penchant for electronic design didn’t stop there: Bellini also designed cameras for Fuji, televisions for Brionvega and a slew of audio devices for Yamaha, then served as design consultant for Renault and devised the interior of the 1980 Lancia Trevi for Fiat. Meanwhile, his architecture work spans continents, including such modern gems as the Museum of Islamic Arts at the Louvre, the National Gallery of Victoria extension in Melbourne, the Dubai Creek Complex and the Milan Convention Centre in his hometown.

And then there’s the furniture: Over the last 70 years, Bellini has designed office furniture for Vitra; lamps for Artemide, Erco and FLOS; porcelain for Rosenthal and long-admired sofas and other seating for Kartell, Natuzzi, B&B Italia, Cassina and more.

His oft-imitated 1977 Cab chair for Cassina, comprising 16 individual pieces of saddle leather that create a “skin” over a minimal metal frame, remains one of the manufacturer’s best sellers today. His pudgy-legged, round tables for Cassina foreshadow Faye Toogood’s widely loved Roly Poly line. His postmodern Summa armchairs for Kartell, as well as his elegant Chiara floor lamp, still lure collectors on vintage furniture websites.

Bellini’s most famous contribution to furniture design, though, may be his 1970 Camaleonda sofa for B&B Italia (then C&B Italia). An entrant to the 1972 MoMA show “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” the seat takes its name from the Italian words for chameleon and wave. Its bulbous, modular form makes it infinitely flexible. The sofa was a runaway hit at the show and, once discontinued, remained so popular among vintage dealers that B&B Italia reissued it in 2020 with all recycled materials and interchangeable seat covers. “Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the best in terms of its sense of freedom,” Bellini said.

Browse an expansive collection of vintage Mario Bellini furniture — including dining tables, armchairs, mid-century sofas and more — today on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

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The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.