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Mario Bellini Camaleonda Modular Sofa for B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Camaleonda Modular Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy, c.2000's. This sofa features all
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Linen, Upholstery

Mario Bellini, Le Bambole, Sofa, B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Introducing the Le Bambole sofa by renowned designer Mario Bellini, upholstered in luxurious bouclé
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1973
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Milano, IT
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1973. Two pieces with single armrest. Marked on the bottom B&B Italia
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Cotton

Bambole Sofas by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1980s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Renens, CH
Iconic set of two seater sofas by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, originating from the 1980s. We
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

"Camaleonda" Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lasne, BE
. Modular as you like. Stamped B&B Italia. Wear due to time and age of the sofa.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, Italy, 1970, four elements. "Camaleonda
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini 'Le Stelle' Loveseat Sofa by B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Highland, IN
Bellini's "LeStelle" sofa by B&B Italia is a fantastic example of 1970s Italian design and a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 'Camaleonda' sectional sofa, fabric, metal, Italy, design 1970 This
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

"Le Bambole" Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lasne, BE
Brown leather sofa, model: Le Bambole by Mario Bellini. Seat height: 41 cm. Stamped B&B Italia on
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

1970s Mario Bellini Le Bambole Two-Seat Sofa, B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Raleigh, NC
1970s Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa, B&B Italia An icon newly restored. Features Pollack
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mario Bellini Bambole 2 Seat Sofa B&B Italia, Italy, 1973
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Highly cosy so called 'Bambole' 2-seater sofa designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini B&B Italia Camaleonda White Bouclé Fabric Modular Sofa
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Exceptional original sofa designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in 1972, composed of 3 modular
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Brussels, BE
The Original Camaleonda modular sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia is a renowned piece of
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Velvet

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, velvet, metal and plastic, Italy, 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, velvet, metal and plastic, Italy, 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

1970s Mario Bellini 5-Piece Bambole Sofa Set for B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
design enthusiast, this vintage Le Bambole sofa set by Mario Bellini, manufactured by B&B Italia, is a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Organic Modern Sofas

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Wool, Upholstery

1966 B&B Italia Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini. Four Piece Cream Canvas Sofa
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Roma, IT
A beautiful example of an original 1970s Camaleonda sofa designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Canvas, Cotton

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, velvet, metal and plastic, Italy, 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, velvet, metal and plastic, Italy, 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, velvet, metal and plastic, Italy, 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa, Upholstered in Alpaca, B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Mario Bellini Le Bambole sofa, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the 1970s, newly
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

Four Piece 1970s B&B Italia Cream Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Roma, IT
A beautiful example of an original 1970s Camaleonda sofa designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Canvas, Cotton

1970s Mario Bellini 3-Piece Bambole Sofa Set for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
sofa set by Mario Bellini, manufactured by B&B Italia, from our online shop and indulge in the timeless
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Vintage 1970s Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Upholstery

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa, Upholstered in Alpaca, B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Mario Bellini Le Bambole sofa, newly upholstered in luxury cream alpaca velvet
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

Le Bambole Leather Sofa Design Mario Bellini 1978 for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
cognac leather Le Bambole-seater Sofa designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in 1978. Price per
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather, Foam

Orange Cord Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Original
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Original early B&B Italia Organic Modern 2-piece Camaleonda sectional sofa by Mario Bellini in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Organic Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Cord, Foam, Plywood

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Sofa for B&B Italia, Lapin Fur, 1971
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini “Le Bambole” two-seater sofa for B&B Italia, lapin fur, Italy, 1971. This timeless
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Iron

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Sofa for B&B Italia, Faux-Fur, 1972
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" three-seater sofa for B&B Italia, faux-fur, foam and metal, Italy, 1972
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia "Camaleonda" White Bouclé Fabric Modular Sofa
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Madrid, ES
Camaleonda modular sofa designed by Mario Bellini (1935-) for B&B Italia in 1972. Composed of large
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Wood

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia "Camaleonda" White Bouclé Fabric Modular Sofa
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Madrid, ES
Camaleonda modular sofa designed by Mario Bellini (1935-) for B&B Italia in 1972. Composed of 3
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool

"Le Stelle" Loveseat Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By Knoll, Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Le Stelle" loveseat sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy, circa 1970s. Newly reupholstered
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Sofa in Boucle Upholstery for B&B Italia, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in The Hague, NL
Two seater an original sofa designed by Mario Bellini and produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda modular sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, a timeless piece of furniture that emerged
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Velvet

Mario Bellini two sofas Model "Le Bambole" for B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Pair of fabric sofas, from the Le Bambole series, designed by Mario Bellini in 1972, Italian
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé

Mario Bellini B&B Italia Camaleonda White Bouclé Fabric Modular Sofa 3 Seater
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Modular sofa Camaleonda model designed by Mario Bellini (1935) for B&B Italy in 1972. Composed of 3
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Wood

"Camaleonda" Sectional Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Skokie, IL
"Camaleonda" Sectional Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s. Camaleonda, the sofa
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Leather

1970s Mario Bellini Le Bambole Two-Seat Sofas, a Pair From B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Raleigh, NC
Pair of 1970s Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofas, B&B Italia An icon newly restored. This pair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mario Bellini Le Bambole ’07 Sofa B&B Italia in Red Wool, Removable Cover
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Zagreb, HR
Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia is a design icon of the seventies. Offered for sale is
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Foam

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 2
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, black leather, Italy, 1970, two elements
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Le Bambole Modular Sofa In Light Brown Buffalo Leather, Mario Bellini B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Fantastic pair of “Le Bambole” modular sofa elements designed by Mario Bellini for B & B Italia in
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Vintage 1970s Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Wool Bouclé, 1970, Set of 3
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, three
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

5 Piece Modular 'Amanta' Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, c.1980
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Surbiton, GB
A 5 piece 'Amanta' sofa designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in the 1980's
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Fiberglass

Amanta Modular Sofa in Black Leather By Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
The Amanta sofa is a well-known design by Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini. Mario
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Camaleonda sofa B&B Italia with original upholstery 1973 by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Boom, Vlaams Gewest
Sofa (1972) both for B&B Italia; the Kar-a-Sutra van (1972) for Citroën, which was exhibited at Italy
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Textile, Foam

Camaleonda Modular Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970, Italy (2 pieces)
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Budapest, HU
The sofa was used very little and remained perfectly packaged in a showroom for many years. The
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Textile, Plastic, Wood

Mario Bellini B&B Italia 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa in Original Red Velvet 1973
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Almelo, NL
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa in original red velvet corduroy upholstery
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Modular Sofa, Upholstered in Alpaca, B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
A Mario Bellini Le Bambole five piece modular sofa / chair set, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

Black 'Camaleonda' Five Section Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
B&B Italia in original black leather. Originally created in 1970 this famous sofa wasn't
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Le Bambole Sofa In Off White Linen By Mario Bellini For B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Stunning “Le Bambole” two seater sofa designed by Mario Bellini for B & B Italia in the 1970s. A
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Vintage 1970s Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Modular Sofa, Upholstered in Alpaca, B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Mario Bellini Le Bambole four piece modular sofa / chair set, produced by B&B Italia
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

Le Bambole 2-Seater Sofa in Turquoise Leather, Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 70s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Zagreb, HR
Bellini for B&B Italia in 1972, Le Bambole sofa soon became an icon and true star of 1970s Italian design
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini Original for C & B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By C&B Italia, B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Milan, IT
Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, circa 1970s. This iconic sofa features four seat
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Suede, Fabric

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, Blue Petrol Velvet, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, blue petrol velvet, Italy, 1970, four
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Sofa for B&B Italia, Faux-Fur, 1971, Set of 2
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini “Le Bambole” two-seater sofa for B&B Italia, Mongolian faux-fur, Italy, 1971, set of
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Iron

Mario Bellini for C&B Italia 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa, 1970
By Mario Bellini, C&B Italia
Located in New York, NY
'Camaleonda' modular sofa, designed by Mario Bellini, for C&B Italia, 1970. The structure is
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Stock of Three Le Bambole Sofa’s in Cognac Leather, Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Voorburg, NL
Amazing stock of three Le Bambole Sofa’s by Mario Bellini in Cognac leather. Le Bambole sofa is a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Amanta Sofa Set by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 1966
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Budapest, HU
The Amanta set was designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia in 1966 and was one of his most iconic
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric, Velvet, Fiberglass

5 Section 'Camaleonda' Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in Caramel Leather
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
5 Section 'Camaleonda' sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in original caramel leather. Originally
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini White Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set Of 2
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Vicenza, IT
“Camaleonda” sofa, in white velvet upholstery, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

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Chenille, Velvet, Foam

Le Bambole sand color Sectional Sofa by Mario Bellni for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in amstelveen, NL
Le Bambole sectional 7-seater sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s. The Bambole is an iconic
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

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B Italia Mario Couch For Sale on 1stDibs

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Mario Bellini for sale on 1stDibs

Milan-born architect and designer Mario Bellini just may be the closest thing to a modern-day Renaissance man: His creative output spans genres, from electronics to furniture to architecture to cars, comprising iconic designs in each. Vintage Mario Bellini sofas, dining chairs and other seating pieces are widely coveted, and the designer has been the recipient of multiple prestigious Compasso d’Oro awards. More than 20 of his works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Born in 1935, Bellini studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan before founding his own firm in his native city in the early 1960s. He soon branched out beyond architecture, however, first for the tech manufacturer Olivetti, where he served as chief industrial design consultant from 1963 to 1991. During that time, Bellini oversaw the design of some of Olivetti’s most popular typewriters.

His penchant for electronic design didn’t stop there: Bellini also designed cameras for Fuji, televisions for Brionvega and a slew of audio devices for Yamaha, then served as design consultant for Renault and devised the interior of the 1980 Lancia Trevi for Fiat. Meanwhile, his architecture work spans continents, including such modern gems as the Museum of Islamic Arts at the Louvre, the National Gallery of Victoria extension in Melbourne, the Dubai Creek Complex and the Milan Convention Centre in his hometown.

And then there’s the furniture: Over the last 70 years, Bellini has designed office furniture for Vitra; lamps for Artemide, Erco and FLOS; porcelain for Rosenthal and long-admired sofas and other seating for Kartell, Natuzzi, B&B Italia, Cassina and more.

His oft-imitated 1977 Cab chair for Cassina, comprising 16 individual pieces of saddle leather that create a “skin” over a minimal metal frame, remains one of the manufacturer’s best sellers today. His pudgy-legged, round tables for Cassina foreshadow Faye Toogood’s widely loved Roly Poly line. His postmodern Summa armchairs for Kartell, as well as his elegant Chiara floor lamp, still lure collectors on vintage furniture websites.

Bellini’s most famous contribution to furniture design, though, may be his 1970 Camaleonda sofa for B&B Italia (then C&B Italia). An entrant to the 1972 MoMA show “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” the seat takes its name from the Italian words for chameleon and wave. Its bulbous, modular form makes it infinitely flexible. The sofa was a runaway hit at the show and, once discontinued, remained so popular among vintage dealers that B&B Italia reissued it in 2020 with all recycled materials and interchangeable seat covers. “Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the best in terms of its sense of freedom,” Bellini said.

Browse an expansive collection of vintage Mario Bellini furniture — including dining tables, armchairs, mid-century sofas and more — today on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.