Mario Bellini for Cassina Set of Twelve ‘Lira E Liuto’ Dining Chairs
Mario Bellini for Cassina, set of twelve ‘Lira e Liuto’ dining chairs, black and cognac leather, Italy, 1989
This postmodern set of twelve ‘Lira e Liuto’ dining chairs is executed in black and cognac leather that is stitched to the seat. The four legs and the rounded seat are fully covered with the leather. This overall black look unifies all parts of the seat with each other. A circle is stitched to the backrest that has a decorative aspect. The ‘Lira e Liuto’ seems to be developed out of the iconic ‘CAB’ chair that Bellini designed in 1977.
Mario Bellini (1935) is an internationally renowned Italian architect and designer. Born in Milan, Bellini earned his PhD in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1959. After his graduation, Bellini started working as an architect, and as a consultant for the Italian electronics company Olivetti. Besides architecture and electronics, Bellini also dedicated his career to automotive and furniture design. He has designed numerous items for Vitra, Artemide, Kartell, Cassina and more. The iconic 1977 Cab Chair for Cassina is one of Bellini's most prominent designs. The appreciation of his outstanding work has been made clear with eight Compasso d'Oro design awards. Over 20 items of his works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Please note that the leather shows some signs of use. For further details, we encourage you to reach out to our team of design specialists.
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