Vintage 415 CAB Two-Seater Sofa in Cognac Leather by Mario Bellini, Italy, 1987
Commodious, understated, elegant, and touchable beyond compare—this vintage 415 Cab Two-Seater Sofa in Cognac Leather by Mario Bellini is a incredible piece of seating design. Larger and more voluminous than its predecessor the 414, the 415 line—the last of the CAB designs—represents the culmination of over 10 years of experimentation into this innovative and unprecedented furniture structure.
The construction consists of a combination of stiff leather on the outer part, and soft and thick leather of the same color on the inner part—utilizing sumptuous saddle leather for its structural qualities in an application that stretches the mind and pleases the eye. Supporting the leather exterior, is a layer of CFC-free polyurethane foam with additional polyester padding; the padded layer is in turn supported by and adhered to a strong and lightweight enameled steel frame. The piece also features removable seat cushions in polyurethane with feather padding.
Branded manufacturer’s mark present on the underside of the piece. The CAB line is in the permanent collection at MoMa in New York and remains an icon of 20th century seating design. This example came from the estate of the original owner and remains in very good vintage condition with rich patination throughout and no major losses or flaws.
(A pair of matching vintage 415 CAB armchairs is also available—see other listings. Please reach out if you are interested in the complete suite)
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This sofa is in excellent vintage condition.
Wear consistent with age and use.
H 31.9 in. x W 63.8 in. x D 31.9 in.