Bull leather armchair by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina 1987

Bull leather armchair by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina 1987, an iconic design only produced in 1987 in grey brown natural leather.


Bull leather armchair by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina 1987


About the item

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 armchair features full brown-grey natural leather and blacked lacquered feet.

About its condition 

The armchair is in very good general condition with only 2 scratches in the leather visible on the left armrest.

Additional information

Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 95 × 105 × 83 cm


Country of Manufacture



Gianfranco Frattini

Era of Manufacture



leather, metal, plastic



Holland / Belgium: € 25
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 450 - 750

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