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Vintage Le Bambole Sofa Designed by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, 1978
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage Le Bambole Leather Sofa Designed by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, 1978. Original blue linen
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Vintage 1970s European Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Gli Scacchi Modular Elements by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Gli Scacchi Modular Elements by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s. Mario Bellini's Gli
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Vintage 1970s Post-Modern Side Tables

Materials

Leather

Green Leather Camaleonda by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerp, BE
; 1970s; 1970s Design; Postmodern camaleonda seating element by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, created
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

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

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Le Bambole Lounge Chair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, C&B Italia
Located in amstelveen, NL
Le Bambole lounge chair, Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, 1970s The Bambole is an iconic piece of
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

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
Category

Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Linen, Upholstery

Mario Bellini Bambole lounge chair B&B Italia 1972
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Iconic Bambole lounge chair and poof designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

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

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, Newly Upholstered in Mohair, B&B Italia An icon newly
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Lounge Chair, B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
% Alpaca fabric, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the 1970s. Fast shipping worldwide.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Alpaca

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Lounge Chairs, B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
/ grey 100% Alpaca fabric, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the 1970s. Fast shipping worldwide.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Alpaca

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

“Bambole” Daybed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An eye-catching “Bambole” daybed, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in Italy
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Benches

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, velvet, metal and plastic, Italy, 1970
Category

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

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
Category

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in JASSANS-RIOTTIER, FR
Sofa, model Camaleonda by Mario Botta, Italian designer, for B&B Italia in the 70s (see picture
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Late 20th Century Italian Canapes

Materials

Alpaca, Foam

Bambole bed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lasne, BE
Bed in creamy white fabric. Model: Bambole by Mario Bellini. Stamp under the bed. No tears. Seat
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric

Le Bambole Sofa by Mario Bellini for B and B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Chicago, IL
Le Bambole Sofa by Mario Bellini for B and B Italia, reupholstered with Great Plains Boucle
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Le Stelle armchair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1974.
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Athens, Attiki
Le Stelle armchair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1974. Awards:Moma, Design Study Collection,New
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

B&B Italia by Mario Bellini White Fabric Camaleonda Corner Armchair
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
New Domestic Landscape’, the Camaleonda was manufactured by B&B Italia for 5 years until 1979. Since
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2010s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

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

Materials

Velvet

Bambole Modular Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Rotterdam, NL
‘Le Bambole’ modular sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, Italy 1972. Early edition, which varies
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Camaleonda Modular Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Budapest, HU
signs of age only in some places. Lanyard rings and hooks are complete. Original B&B Camaleonda Bellini
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Textile, Plastic, Wood

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Modular Set 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, foam and faux-fur, Italy, 1971, set of five
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Camaleonda Sofa Set for B&B Italia by Mario Bellini, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
The postmodern Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia was created in the 1970s. This set
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 'Le Bambole' Loveseat. Italy , 1972
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
cushion and the accompanying feeling is the same. It is designed by Mario Bellini and was the culmination
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam

Camaleonda Red Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Padova, IT
The “Camaleonda” (Chameleon) sofa is Mario Bellini’s contemporary classic. The playful, modular
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Cord, Foam

"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

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini "Amanta" Chair Lounge Chair For B&B Italia, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Weehawken, NJ
"Amanta" Lounge Chair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. This piece has been re-upholstered in a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Fiberglass

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Pair, B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Raleigh, NC
1970s Mario Bellini Bambole set newly upholstered, B&B Italia. A classic from the Italian designer
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

1970s Mario Bellini 5-Piece Bambole Sofa Set for B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
renowned Italian designer Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia. It was an instant success on launch
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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, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the 1970s, newly
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

Vintage Mario Bellini 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa, 2 elements, B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Geneva, CH
extraordinary creation of the Camaleonda sofa is the result of a valuable collaboration between B&B Italia and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

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
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

1970s Mario Bellini 3-Piece Bambole Sofa Set for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
renowned Italian designer Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia. It was an instant success on launch
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Vintage 1970s Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Upholstery

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

Materials

Fabric, Cord, Foam, Plywood

Mario Bellini 'Amanta' Sectional Lounges for B&B Italia, Italy 1960s, Signed
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Torino, Piemonte
Set of two "Amanta" lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1960s, they can be used as single
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Vintage 1960s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Two "Bambole" Lounge Chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Milan, IT
Two "Le Bambole" lounge chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B. Winner of "Compasso d'Oro" Italian Prize
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Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Foam

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa, Upholstered in Alpaca, B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in London, GB
, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the 1970s. Marked on the underside. Fast shipping worldwide. Please
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Alpaca

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Amanta Sectional Sofa/Lounge Chairs, 1973
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia in 1966. The design was extremely popular and in great demand, with a
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass

Bambole Sofa / Lounge Chair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1980s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Renens, CH
Iconic set by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, consisting of two single seat Bambole Sofa elements
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Camaleonda sofa B&B Italia with original upholstery 1973 by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Zandhoven, BE
. All items are stamped with the original B&B Italia logo and production label of 1973 as shown on the
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Textile, Foam

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

Materials

Leather, Foam

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

Materials

Iron

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

Materials

Iron

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 'Le Bambole' Sofa in Blue Suede
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 'Le Bambole' sofa, suede, Italy, 1972. This comfortable sofa
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Suede

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia by Rubelli, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, velvet by Rubelli, metal and plastic, Italy
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Iron

Pair of Amanta Armchairs by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1960s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in PARIS, FR
covering. Moreover, the chair does not have a base. We also find the B&B Italia logo molded under the
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Polyester

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
Category

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

Materials

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

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

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Bellini B B Italia For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic bellini b b italia available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, animal skin and leather, every bellini b b italia was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a bellini b b italia, we have 386 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect bellini b b italia — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A bellini b b italia, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Bellini B B Italia?

Prices for a bellini b b italia start at $100 and top out at $60,750 with the average selling for $9,453.

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.