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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
Two Camaleonda seats and one backrest designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in 1970. The
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam, Fabric, Plywood

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
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Camaleonda Three-Seater in Boucle Wool with 2 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
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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

Modular Sofa Camaleonda Designed By Mario Bellini. Italy 1970
By Mario Bellini
Located in Madrid, ES
Modular sofa Mod Camaleonda designed by Mario Bellini (1935) for B&B Italia in 1972. Composed of 3
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

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

Superb 'Camaleonda' Sofa, first edition signed by C&B Italia
By Mario Bellini
Located in HOOFDDORP, NL
Camaleonda sectional couch set is with original cognac B&B leather and includes nineteen pieces. Each seat
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

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' Mid-Century Modular Sofa B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
edition. Infamous 'Camaleonda' model. The modular nature of the sofa allows for creating different
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

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
Category

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

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

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Suede, Fabric

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern 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, velvet by Rubelli, metal and plastic, Italy
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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

Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Canvas, Cotton

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
Category

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Wood

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
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

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
Category

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

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
Category

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
The “Camaleonda” (Italian word play combining the words for ‘chameleon’ and ‘wave’) sofa is Mario
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, 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
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, three
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, black leather, Italy, 1970, two elements
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

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

Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Canvas, Cotton

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
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, tan leather, Italy, 1970, five elements
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, cognac leather, Italy, 1970, six elements
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, black leather, Italy, 1970, four elements
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, two
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, two
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, two
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, four
Category

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
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, black leather, Italy, 1970, three elements
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" Sofa for B&B Italia, Black Leather, 1970, Set of 8
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, black leather, Italy, 1970, eight elements
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, black leather, Italy, 1970, six elements
Category

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, ivory wool bouclé, Italy, 1970, six
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

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
Mario Bellini "Camaleonda" modular sofa for B&B Italia, brown mohair, Italy, 1970, five elements
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Set of 7 Camaleonda Sittings Designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 1970
By Mario Bellini, C&B Italia
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Set of modular armchairs and poufs in brown corduroy, mod. Camaleonda designed by Mario Bellini for
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Living Room Sets

Materials

Metal

“Camaleonda” Modular Sofa in 3 Segments by Mario Bellini for B&B, Italy 1971
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Utrecht, NL
The “Camaleonda” (Italian word play combining the words ‘chameleon’ and ‘wave’) sofa is Mario
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini Blue Cotton Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set Of 7
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Vicenza, IT
Camaleonda sofa, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in 1972. The set features
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Cotton

Mario Bellini Azure Linen Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set of 6
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Vicenza, IT
Camaleonda sofa, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in 1972. The set
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

Materials

Linen, Velvet, Foam

Mario Bellini Brown Alpaca Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set of 5
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Vicenza, IT
Camaleonda sofa, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in 1972. The set
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Alpaca

Mario Bellini Azure Linen Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set of 6
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Vicenza, IT
Camaleonda sofa, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in 1972. The set
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Linen

Mario Bellini Green Linen Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set of 2
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Vicenza, IT
Camaleonda sofa, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in 1972. The set
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Sectional Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Linen

Collectible Anfibio Sofa Bed, black velvet lounge chair, Italian Space Age
By Giovannetti, Alessandro Becchi
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

Mario Marenco "Marius & Marius" Sofa for Arflex, 1971
By Arflex, Mario Marenco
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Marenco "Marius & Marius" two-seater sofa for Arflex, faux-fur, Italy, 1971. Essential and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Faux Fur, Plastic, Wood

Mario Bellini Vintage Four Cream Dining Chair Armchair Tentazione Cassina 1970s
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Vienna, AT
covers show fading and some stains. approx. measures: Width 73 cm Depth 65 cm Height 86 cm Seat height 53
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

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

Materials

Metal

10 Piece Jack Cartwright Modular Sectional Sofa Seating in Bouclé, Tweed, 1970s
By Jack Cartwright
Located in Culver City, CA
decided to keep the original brown / tan tweed upholstery on the seat-backs as a nod to the originality of
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Steel

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
Category

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

Materials

Leather

Newly Upholstered Mario Bellini 'Camaleonda' Sofa, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Authentic Camaleonda modular sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970s, completely re-upholstered
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

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Camaleonda Seat For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal camaleonda seat for your home. Each camaleonda seat for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, metal and plastic. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer camaleonda seat, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each camaleonda seat bearing mid-century modern or modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Camaleonda Seat?

Prices for a camaleonda seat start at $2,580 and top out at $58,613 with the average selling for $22,627.

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.