423 Cab Lounge
Armchair with tubular steel frame.
Leather upholstery zippered over the frame, available in five colors: black, brown, taupe, China red and blue. The seat cushion is padded with CFC-free polyurethane foam and feather. The headrest and backrest cushions are feather padded and fixed to the frame with leather-upholstered hooks. The cushions are upholstered in leather and are recommended in the five colors offered for the leather frame.
The base has five steel spokes painted matte black, matte grey beige or matte chestnut brown. Plastic foot rests.
Mario Bellini, born 1935 in Milan, studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. He taught at the Istituto Superiore di Disegno Industriale in Venice from 1962-65 and worked as a design consultant for Olivetti from 1963-91. He also designed independent products and furnishings beginning in 1963, establishing the architectural and design firm Studio Bellini in Milan in 1973. He served as a design consultant to Renault from 1978-82. In 1987 the New York Museum of Modern Art honoured him with a retrospective exhibition of his works. He was an instructor at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna from 1982-83 and at the Domus Academy in Milan from 1983-85. Bellini was chief editor of Domus magazine between 1986-91. He assumed a position on the architectural faculty at the University of Genoa in 1995, and teaches seminars and workshops at universities and academic institutions around the world.