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Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
armrest Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Brown Mohair, 1970, Set of 5
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
backrests - 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request. Dimensions: - Height: 23.62
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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
backrests - 2 armrests - 1 small size ottoman Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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
backrests - 3 armrests - 1 full size ottoman - 2 small size ottomans Additional "Camaleonda" chairs
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, 1970
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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

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Velvet

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 2
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
elements with backrests - 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

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
elements with backrests - 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Tan Leather, 1970, Set of 5
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
total elements, 3 with backrests - 2 ottomans Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Cognac Leather, 1970, Set of 6
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
total elements, 4 with backrests - 2 armrests - 2 ottomans Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on
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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
backrests - 2 armrests - 1 ottoman Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

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

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Wool Bouclé, 1970, Set of 3
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
composition: - 3 total elements, all with backrests - 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern 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
composition: - 3 total elements, all with backrests - 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on
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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
armrest - 1 small size ottoman Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 4
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
- 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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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 2
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
composition: - 2 total elements, all with backrests - 2 armrests Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on
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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 2
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
composition: - 2 total elements, all with backrests - 1 armrest Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on
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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 2
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
composition: - 2 total elements, 1 with backrest - 1 ottoman Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on
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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 4
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
composition: - 4 total elements, 3 with backrests - 2 armrests - 1 ottoman Additional "Camaleonda" chairs
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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 6
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
composition: - 6 total elements, 4 with backrests - 2 armrests - 2 ottomans Additional "Camaleonda" chairs
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa for B&B Italia, Blue Petrol Velvet, 1970
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
"Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 3
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
"Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Camaleonda Lounge Chair in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini, Sectional Sofa, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; Postmodern camaleonda seating
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Foam

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 8
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
size ottomans Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 6
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
armrests - 1 full size ottoman Additional "Camaleonda" chairs available on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Foam

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
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 Set in Boucle Wool with Armrests by Mario Bellini, 1970's
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerp, BE
; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; Postmodern camaleonda seating
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Foam

Camaleonda Three-Seater in Boucle Wool with 2 Armrests by Mario Bellini, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; Postmodern camaleonda three
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Foam

Pair of Reupholstered Orange Velvet Rouched and Tufted Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Camaleonda or Scarpa Soriana chairs. They are pictured next to a Knoll Saarinen little 16 inch tulip side
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20th Century American Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Lounge Chair for Cassina, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini
Located in Utrecht, NL
design, such as the Camaleonda sofa (1971) and Il Colonnato table (1977). His architecture and design
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

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

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Leather, Foam

Set of six Mario Bellini Cab 412 chairs Cassina, Italy, 1977
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
presence, such as the Camaleonda sofa (1971) and Il Colonnato table (1977). His architecture and design
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Set of four Mario Bellini Cab 412 chairs Cassina, Italy, 1977
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in London, GB
presence, such as the Camaleonda sofa (1971) and Il Colonnato table (1977). His architecture and design
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of two Mario Bellini Cab 412 chairs Cassina, Italy, 1977
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in London, GB
presence, such as the Camaleonda sofa (1971) and Il Colonnato table (1977). His architecture and design
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Mario Bellini Vintage Four Cream Dining Chair Armchair Tentazione Cassina 1970s
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Vienna, AT
furniture and industrial design as the famed designs Camaleonda sofa, Tentazione chairs, CAB Chairs, Le
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Canvas

Set of Eight Mid-century Dining Chairs in White Leather by Mario Bellini, Brazil
By Mario Bellini
Located in New York, NY
suit. All chairs have the brandmark De Couro of Brazil underneath the seat. As Mario Bellini
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

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

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Fabric, Plastic, Foam

"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

Mid Century Mario Bellini Camaleonda- first edition
By Mario Bellini
Located in Haywards Heath, GB
First edition Mario Bellini Camaleonda modular sofa. Consists of three seats, all with backs and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Camaleonda lounge chair with 3 parts designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
a lounge chair or to extend your existing Camaleonda sofa with additional parts. Due to the sofas
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sofas

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Foam, Fabric, Plywood

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

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Metal

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

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Metal

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

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Bouclé, Wood

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

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

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Velvet

Camaleonda sofa B&B Italia with original upholstery 1973 by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Boom, Vlaams Gewest
original, organic, technically complex forms. Iconic designs include the Amanta Chair (1966) and Le Bambole
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Textile, Foam

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

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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

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Leather

Camaleonda in Original Leather by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, c 1970s, Signed
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
'Camaleonda' sectional sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia with original tan leather, six seating elements
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

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Leather

Collectible Anfibio Sofa Bed, black velvet lounge chair, Italian Space Age
By Alessandro Becchi, Giovannetti
Located in Milano, IT
derive from a widespread diffusion - as is the case for, say, the Camaleonda sofa or the Arco floor lamp
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Soft 3-seat Sofa in original Orange / rusty Brown Velvet, Italy, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Uithoorn, NL
of Mario Bellini's Camaleonda but without the exorbitant price. This striking sofa features large
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet

Large Living room set in orange / rusty brown Velvet, Italy, 1970's
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Uithoorn, NL
the Camaleonda from Mario Bellini but not the crazy pricing. The large soft curves and inviting
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Chiara Lamp by FLOS - 1960's EARLY EDITION - Original Mario Bellini
By Flos, Mario Bellini
Located in Vancouver, BC
; the same year of the Kar-a-Sutra, he designed Le Bambole arm chair and sofa for B&B Italia, a
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Cut Steel, Stainless Steel

Large Modular Sofa by Giuseppe Munari for Poltrona Munari, Italy, 1970's
By Federico Munari
Located in Uithoorn, NL
. The sofa contains of 3 L-shaped tufted - chairs, one corner element, one end piece or around-the
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

B&B Italia Camaleonda Lounge Chair and Ottoman Mario Bellini Cognac Leather
By Mario Bellini
Located in Ostend, BE
gem. FYI the dimensions on the listing is for the lounge chair without the foot stool. The footstool
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Camaleonda Modular Lounge Sofa by Mario Bellini for B & B Italia, 1970s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Berlin, DE
This modular living room sofa was designed by Mario Bellini in 1971 and was manufactured first by C&B and later by B&B Italia. Every sectional element of this sofa can be used freely...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mario Bellini Brown Velvet "Camaleonda" Lounge Chair & Pouf for B&B Italia, 1972
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Padova, IT
Mario Bellini, 'Camaleonda' sofa, in brown velvet upholstery by Italy, 1972. The sofa is very
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Collectible Anfibio Sofa Bed, black velvet lounge chair, Italian Space Age
By Alessandro Becchi, Giovannetti
Located in Milan, IT
popularity, however, does not derive from a widespread diffusion - as is the case for, say, the Camaleonda
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sofas

Materials

Velvet

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Camaleonda Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal camaleonda chair for your home. Frequently made of fabric, foam and plastic, every camaleonda chair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a camaleonda chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A camaleonda chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular.

How Much is a Camaleonda Chair?

Prices for a camaleonda chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $2,800 and can go as high as $22,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,950.

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.