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Cutter

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Cutter

Mario Bellini

Chairs

Description

The Cutter chair is characterised by a bold aesthetic. The back of the chair is slashed by a cut, as a tribute to the great artist Lucio Fontana: not just an aesthetic choice, but a detail generating a distinctive type of seating. Functional and comfortable in a frontal position, the backrest’s top sections move independently, making it also possible to sit sideways. Thus, users can chat with the person seated next to them, sitting informally while leaning on one side with an arm placed around the backrest. The upholstery and cover fully envelop the chair in thick full grain leather, creating an ideal combination of softness and rigour, underlined by saddle stitching. The central slash reveals an interior in refined Saffiano leather.

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Concept

“Sometimes you need to make a cut! ... Even when it comes to a chair ... now it is more comfortable than ever thanks to the same gesture with which Lucio Fontana revolutionized the art history.”  

Mario Bellini

Technical information

Internal frame
tubular steel and steel profiles

Internal frame upholstery
Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam

Ferrules
thermoplastic material

Cover
embossed thick leather

 

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Designer

Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini is an architect and designer internationally renowned. He received the Golden Compass Award eight times and 25 of his works are in the permanent design collection of the New York MoMA, which dedicated to him a personal retrospective in 1987. He was editor of Domus magazine (1985-1991) and has designed countless art, design and architecture exhibitions over the years, both in Italy and abroad.

In 2015 the Milan Triennale awarded him the Gold Medal for his career in architecture and in 2017 dedicated him a retrospective exhibition which was then the subject of a world tour. Since 1980, he has mainly devoted himself to architecture with numerous prestigious creations including: the Portello Trade Fair district in Milan, the Villa Erba Exhibition and Convention Centre in Cernobbio (Como), the Tokyo Design Centre in Japan, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre in Paris, the new Milan Convention Centre, the new international Airterminal T3 in Rome Fiumicino.

Among the projects he is developing, the "Bin-County Project", a new city for entertainment, sport and culture in the Harbin area in China (2018-2023) and a large Residential Cultural and Sports Complex “Oasis” in the Gulf Area (2014-2022).

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