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Camaleonda Modular Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970, Italy (4 pieces)
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 "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

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

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

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Made in Italy circa 1970s. PRICED PER ITEM Half
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Vintage 1970s Sofas

Materials

Mohair

  • Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini
  • Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini
  • Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini
  • Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini
H 27 in W 37.75 in D 37.75 in
Blue Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa
By Mario Bellini
Located in London, England
velvet. Modular in nature, this set of three large Camaleonda units can be arranged in any position
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

  • Blue Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa
  • Blue Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa
  • Blue Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa
  • Blue Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa
H 27.96 in W 113.39 in D 35.44 in
Camaleonda Pair of lounge chair by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Postmodern easy chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Newly upholstered in blue cotton velvet. We
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Vintage 1970s European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia
By Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Made in Italy circa 1970s. PRICED PER ITEM
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Mohair

Camaleonda by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia 1970
By Mario Bellini
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Divano modulare Camaleonda disegnato da Mario Bellini nel 1970 per C&B Italia. Una prima produzione
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini 'Camaleonda' Mid-Century Modular Sofa B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
A five piece modular sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Italy, c1970s, not a contemporary
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric

Camaleonda Lounge Chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B, Italia, (Customizable)
By Mario Bellini
Located in Argelato, BO
Postmodern Camaleonda seating elements by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s. set of two C&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Plastic, Foam

Modular Sofa "Camaleonda", Design Mario Bellini for B&B, Italy, 1970
By Mario Bellini
Located in Napoli, IT
Modular sofa "Camaleonda", covered with original striped velvet fabric, design Mario Bellini for B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Camaleonda Modular Sofa by Mario Bellini, Italy 70s, White Bouclé Reupholstered
By Mario Bellini
Located in Madrid, ES
Camaleonda modular sofa designed by Mario Bellini (1935) for C&B Italia in 1972. Composed of 4
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Camaleonda Sofa By Mario Bellini For B&B Italia - New Upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Canapes

Materials

Fabric

Camaleonda Sofa in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda piece by Mario Bellini. The listing includes two seating cushions, two back cushions and two arm
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

  • Camaleonda Sofa in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini
  • Camaleonda Sofa in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini
  • Camaleonda Sofa in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini
  • Camaleonda Sofa in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini
H 26.78 in W 113.39 in D 37.8 in
Mario Bellini ‘Camaleonda’ Modular System for B&B
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Milano, IT
Iconic modular sofa designed by Mario Bellini and produced by C&B since 1970. Padded in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Camaleonda Sofa and Ottoman - Set of 4
By Mario Bellini
Located in New York, NY
Vintage authentic Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Camaleonda sofa; a designer classic. Modular design
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

camaleonda pouf designed by Mario Bellini for C&B italia (B&B) 1970s
By Mario Bellini
Located in taranto, IT
raro pouf modello Camaleonda, design Mario Bellini per C&B Italia (prima denominazione della B&B
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

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

Vintage Camaleonda set & 3 Gli Scacchi tables by Mario Bellini for C & B Italia
By Mario Bellini
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Exceptional Camaleonda set in its original brown/gold velvet. Designed by Mario Bellini for B & B
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Velvet

Mario Bellini Reupholstered 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa in Light Blue Velvet
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, reupholstered 'Camaleonda' sectional sofa, light blue velvet, metal
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-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

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 Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

B&B Italia by Mario Bellini White Fabric Camaleonda Corner Armchair
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Mario Bellini in 1972 for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition ‘Italy: The
Category

2010s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

"Camaleonda" Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lasne, BE
Sofa in green fabric. There are 4 large pieces and an ottoman. Seat height: 35 cm. Dimensions of one piece: H: 65 cm W: 93 cm D: 93 cm Dimensions of the ottoman : H : 35 cm W : 93 cm...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Mario Bellini, Camaleonda Modular Sofa, C&B, 1970s Mid-Century Modern
By Mario Bellini, C&B Italia
Located in Montecatini Terme, Toscana
Mario Bellini 8 units ‘Camaleonda’ Sofa, first edition stamped on the back Fabric Manufactured
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Mario Bellini, Camaleonda Modular Sofa, C&B, 1970s, Mid-Century Modern
By Mario Bellini, C&B Italia
Located in Montecatini Terme, Toscana
MARIO BELLINI 3 units ‘Camaleonda’ Sofa, first edition stamped on the back Fabric Manufactured
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

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

Mario Bellini Camaleonda Lounge Chair in Pierre Frey Mohair, Italian design
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda lounge chairs, Mario Bellini, green mohair by Pierre Frey Camaleonda, Mario Bellini
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Foam

Green Leather Camaleonda by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, Italy, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda; Mario Bellini; Green Leather; Postmodern; Lounge Chair; Lounge Sofa; Modular Sofa; One
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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

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 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

"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

"Blue Camaleonda" Lounge Chair by Mario Bellini for B&B, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Milan, IT
Rare Camaleonda lounge chair by Mario Bellini for B&B. 70s labelled edition featuring blue chenille
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Vintage Mario Bellini 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa, 2 elements, B&B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Geneva, CH
Original vintage pair of Mario Bellini's Camaleonda elements in original olive green fabric. 2
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

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 "Camaleonda" Sofa Set in original dark brown fabric, 1970s, Italy
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage & Labeled Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa Set for B&B Italia. Original brown velvet fabric in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet

Mid Century by Mario Bellini Italian Camaleonda White Bouclé Fabric Modular Sofa
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Madrid, ES
/65 (H) cm each - Big foot stool. The Camaleonda sofa, designed by Mario Bellini in collaboration
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Wood

Ivory “Camaleonda” Modular Sofa in 4 Segments by Mario Bellini, Italy 1971
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Utrecht, NL
concept which is dear to Mario Bellini: “Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the
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Vintage 1970s 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
: 90/65 cm D 90cm World-renowned architect and designer Mario Bellini has been an influential figure
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Textile, Foam

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 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 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

Blue Chenille "Camaleonda" Sectional sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Milan, IT
Camaleonda sectional sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B. 70s labelled edition featuring blue chenille
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Camaleonda Lounge Chair in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini, Sectional Sofa, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in bouclé wool; white
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

Camaleonda Sofa Set in Boucle Wool with Armrests by Mario Bellini, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in bouclé wool; white
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

Mario Bellini Camaleonda Modular Sofa in Brown Velvet by B&B Italy 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Camaleonda modular sofa with structure in polyurethane foam padded and upholstered with a dark
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

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 Modular "Camaleonda" Sofa in Four Segments for B&B, Italy 1971
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Utrecht, NL
“Camaleonda” were manufactured with the innovative system of cables, hooks, and rings created by Bellini in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Early 'Camaleonda' Sectional by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, c 1971, Signed
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This monumentally sized modular 'Camaleonda' sectional living room set (fourteen pieces in total
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

'Camaleonda' in Original Leather by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1976, Signed
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
original modular Camaleonda sectional by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia made within the first 6 years from
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

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

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

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

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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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 Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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Camaleonda Bellini For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal camaleonda bellini for your home. A camaleonda bellini — often made from fabric, animal skin and velvet — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect camaleonda bellini — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A camaleonda bellini, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Camaleonda Bellini?

Prices for a camaleonda bellini can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,900 and can go as high as $61,412, while the average can fetch as much as $19,573.

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.