BULL LEATHER ARMCHAIR BY GIANFRANCO FRATTINI FOR CASSINA 1987
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This chair is for sale in combination with another grey Bull chair.
A timeless design by infamous Italian designer Gianfranco Frattini (1926-2004) for Cassina; the Bull armchair. Only produced in 1987 by Cassina, this design is becoming increasingly rare.
Remarkable about this design is that armrest, backrest and headrest are seamlessly integrated and form an envelop around the seating area. This ensures for maximum seating comfort. In particular because the entire sofa is very well padded with the use of thick high quality leather. The basic frame of the armchair consists of metal which is then padded with foam. On top of that, every leather segment is zipped onto the frame.
Every segment has its own zipper and can therefore be independently taken off for cleaning and/or reupholstery. The lacquered metal feet are screw-bolted on to the basic metal frame and even the underlay of the armchair consists of a high quality rubber based plate. The feet in itself give a levitating effect to the armchair, therefore decreasing the massiveness of the top part in a visual way.
The entire design is build on a very clever logic and it’s build extremely well therefore it’s unfortunate that Cassina decided to produce this design for only one year.
The Bull series can be traced back easily through archives. As well, on the website of Gianfranco Frattini (gianfrancofrattini.com) there is a reference to the Bull series. An excerpt has been added to the pictures.
This specific chair features black leather upholstery.
About its condition
In current shape, the armchair requires upholstery for the armrests and headrest due to previous damage. These are sleeves with zipper construction.
We can reupholster this chair in the original black leather so as to have its original colours. We can also upholster it in any other fabric, leather and color you prefer; white, green, blue, yellow, according to your preference. The chair was delivered by factory in multiple color combination options.
The price listed is based on the price as is, in current condition. Reupholstery of the armrests is about 350 – 400 euro with leather. The chair is perfectly usable as is.