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Bambole Modular

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

Space Age Vintage Modular Sofa Le Bambole Purple Lavender Mario Bellini 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age vintage authentic modular sofa Le Bambole by Mario Bellini in purple and lavender striped
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sofas

Materials

Textile, Upholstery

Mario Bellini “Le Bambole” Armchairs for B&B Italia, 1971, Set of 2
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini “Le Bambole” armchairs for B&B Italia, brown leather and foam, Italy, 1970s, set of
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Foam

1980s Le Bambole Sofa Design Mario Bellini for B&B Italia White Boucle Fabric
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Very Rare Mario Bellini Authentic Vintage 1980s 'Le Bambole' Sofa made of 4 modular elements, two
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé

Pair of 'Amanta' Leather Lounge Chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in New York, NY
waitlist for eager purchasers. The 'Amanta' was produced as a modular piece so you can place the two
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass

Pair of Mario Bellini Midcentury "Amanta" Cognac Brown Leather Armchairs, 1960s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, C&B Italia
Located in Roma, IT
seat to your entire family. The "Amanta" modular sofa, designed is a comfortable sofa that you have
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Pair of Mario Bellini Midcentury "Amanta" Cognac Brown Leather Armchairs, 1960s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, C&B Italia
Located in Roma, IT
seat to your entire family. The "Amanta" modular sofa, designed is a comfortable sofa that you have
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

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Mario Bellini 'Le Bambole' Modular Sofa ‘Six Parts’ in Dark Teal Velvet, Italy
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
For B&B Italia Six modular seats, use separately or together in combination Expanded polyurethane
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Two Model "Le Bambole" Modular Elements by Mario Bellini, 1972
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two mod. "Le Bambole" modular elements by Mario Bellini Italy, circa 1972 manufactured by B&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Two Model "Le Bambole" Modular Elements by Mario Bellini, 1972
By Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two mod. "Le Bambole" modular elements by Mario Bellini Italy, circa 1972 manufactured by B&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Modular Seating Reverse Leather Sofa for Atelier Int.
By Atelier International, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
modular seating is called “Le Bambole” and maintains its original reversed leather in a beautiful brown
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini "Bambole" C&B Italia Modular Sofa in Dark Brown, Italy, 1970s
By C&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 8 "Bambole" modular chairs by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, from the late 1970s with a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

Mario Bellini 'Le Bambole' Group of Four Modular Elements, Italy, 1976
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Vienna, AT
Mario Bellini 'Le Bambole' Group of four modular elements, Italy, 1976. Signed B&B Italia.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric

Mario Bellini Modular Sofa
By Mario Bellini
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Pair of modular chairs from the "Le Bambole" line designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italy. Great
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Mid-20th Century Italian Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Mario Bellini Modular Sofa
  • Mario Bellini Modular Sofa
  • Mario Bellini Modular Sofa
  • Mario Bellini Modular Sofa
H 28.25 in. W 32.5 in. D 30 in.
Modular Sofa Camaleonda by Mario Bellini for C&B, Italy, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Fully modular sofa couch Camaleonda by Mario Bellini for C&B, Italy. 4 sectional elements also use
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

B&B Italia Afra & Tobia Scarpa Modular Erasmo 4-Piece Sectional Sofa Made Italy
By B&B Italia, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in West Hartford, CT
A magnificent signed four piece modular Erasmo sectional by B&B Italia. The Erasmo is one of the
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

B&B Italia Afra & Tobia Scarpa Modular Erasmo 4-Piece Sectional Sofa Made Italy
By B&B Italia, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in West Hartford, CT
Bambole, in 1984 for the Sisamo wardrobe system by Studio Kairos, in 1987 for Antonio Citterio’s modular
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Sofa Cassina 1972
By Mario Bellini
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare Mario Bellini for Cassina modular 'Le Mura' four-piece sectional sofa in original mohair
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Velvet

  • Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Sofa Cassina 1972
  • Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Sofa Cassina 1972
  • Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Sofa Cassina 1972
  • Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Sofa Cassina 1972
H 24.5 in. W 36.5 in. L 24.5 in.
Ligne Roset Togo Sofa, Six Piece Sectional Designed by Michel Ducaroy, 1970's
By Michel Ducaroy, Ligne Roset
Located in Culver City, CA
Patricia Urquiola Fat Fat coffee table adjacent to a Mario Bellini Le Bambole, and not only does this sofa
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Two Model "Le Bambole" Modular Elements by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Milan, IT
Two mod. "Le Bambole" modular elements by Mario Bellini Italy, circa 1972 manufactured by B&B
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Modular Set in Faux-Fur for B&B Italia, 1971
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Modular set for B&B Italia, faux-fur, 1971, set of 5. The starting
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Faux Fur

Mario Bellini 'Le Bambole' Two Modular Elements, Pair of Lounge Chairs, Italy
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Vienna, AT
Mario Bellini 'Le Bambole' two modular elements, pair of lounge chairs, Italy 1976. Signed B&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Modular Sofa Mod. Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&B, 1972
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern modular sofa mod. Le bambole by Mario Bellini for B&B, 1972 Modular
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Angle Sofa Designed by Mario Bellini Le Bambole Vintage, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini
Located in Milano, IT
A modular angle sofa with six elements designed by Mario Bellini (1935) for B&B. Foam padding
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam

Pair of Mario Bellini “Le Bambole” Armchairs for B&B Italia, 1980s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Stunning pair of “Le Bambole” armchairs designed by Mario Bellini for B & B Italia in the 1980s
Category

Vintage 1970s Armchairs

Materials

Suede

COR Model Corbi Living Room Suite Modular Sofa by Klaus Uredat
By COR, Klaus Uredat
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This is a rare and stunning Modular sectional sofa designed by Klaus Uredat in 1969 for german
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Rolf Benz Vintage Togo Living Room Suite Modular 70ties Mossgreen Sectional Sofa
By Rolf Benz
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This is a rare and stunning Modular sectional sofa designed and manufactured by Rolf Benz in
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Vintage 1970s German Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Foam

Modular Sofa Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Savona, IT
Three-Seat designed by Mario Bellini and produced by B & B Italia since, 1972. Two linear and one corner modules can be arranged in a variety of ways. Metal frame covered in ex...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Canvas

Bambole Modular For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic bambole modular available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, animal skin and canvas, every bambole modular was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the bambole modular you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right bambole modular, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest.

How Much is a Bambole Modular?

The average selling price for a bambole modular at 1stDibs is $12,003, while they’re typically $2,599 on the low end and $23,600 for the highest priced.

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. He has been the recipient of multiple prestigious Compasso d’Oro design awards, and 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 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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.