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Mario Bellini Cab Chair
By Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mario Bellini cab chair manufactured by Cassina Italy, circa 1970’s Buttery soft Oxblood leather
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini Cab Chair
Mario Bellini Cab Chair
H 32 in W 18.5 in D 18 in
Mario Bellini Cab Chairs by Cassina - Set of Four
By Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four 1970s Mario Bellini Cab chairs in black leather by Cassina. These beautiful dining
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Enamel, Steel

Mario Bellini "Cab" Chairs
By Mario Bellini
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic leather cab chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina in cognac reddish leather. Wonderful
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini "Cab" Chairs
Mario Bellini "Cab" Chairs
H 31.5 in W 18.5 in D 16.5 in
Mario Bellini "Cab" Chairs
By Mario Bellini
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic leather cab chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina. Wonderful patina to black leather. Rare
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini "Cab" Chairs
Mario Bellini "Cab" Chairs
H 31.5 in W 18.5 in D 16.5 in
Postmodern Brazilian Modern De Couro Black Leather Dining Chairs, Set of Four
By De Couro
Located in Miami, FL
. These rare chairs share similar qualities to the Mario Bellini CAB chairs for Cassina.
Category

Late 20th Century Brazilian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Brazilian Modern De Couro Black Leather Dining Chairs - Set of Four
By De Couro
Located in Miami, FL
qualities to the Mario Bellini CAB chairs for Cassina.
Category

Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini 414 Cab Lounge Chair for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Dallas, TX
Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab 414 lounge chair in China red/Oxblood leather.
Category

Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Cassina CAB 412 - Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Introducing the Mario Bellini for Cassina CAB 412 Chairs in Opulent Leather: Enhance your living
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20th Century Belgian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Cassina CAB 412 - Mario Bellini
Cassina CAB 412 - Mario Bellini
H 31.89 in W 17.33 in D 18.51 in
Four Brown Leather Cab Chairs by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of four brown leather cab chairs designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina.
Category

Vintage 1970s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Black Leather 'CAB' Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic leather CAB chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina. Great patina to leather. Excellent vintage
Category

Vintage 1980s American Side Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini Cab Lounge Chair for Cassina
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic chair designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina c.1970s, Italy, features the original
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini 'Cab' Lounge Chair, by Cassina
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Loounge chair designed by Mario Bellini in 2015. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Roomy and
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini 'Cab' Lounge Chair, by Cassina
Mario Bellini 'Cab' Lounge Chair, by Cassina
H 39.38 in W 31.89 in D 31.5 in
Four Blue Leather Cab Arm Chairs by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of four blue leather Cab arm chairs designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina.
Category

Vintage 1970s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mario Bellini 414 Cab Lounge Chairs for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab 414 lounge chairs in China red/Oxblood leather.
Category

Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Two Dark Brown CAB 412 Chairs Designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Doraville, GA
A pair of dark brown, saddle leather CAB 412 side chairs designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina in
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 4 CAB Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
The CAB chair was designed by Mario Bellini in 1977 for Cassina, Italy. Mario Bellini (1935) is an
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977. The "CAB" is
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Yellow, 1977
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in mustard yellow leather, Italy, 1977. The "CAB
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Six Cab Dining Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful set of patinated reddish brown leather Cab chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina.
Category

Vintage 1970s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Black Leather Cab 413 Chair by Mario Bellini, Cassina, Italy, 1980s
By Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
A nice early black leather Cab 413 chair by Mario Bellini, Cassina, Italy, 1980s. Marked to
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Elephant Hide Grey Cab Dining Side Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Dronten, NL
Side chairs model Cab, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina. Wonderful 1980 examples with buttery
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini Cab 412 cowhide chair for Cassina, Italy - new
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Berlin, DE
Prices are dependent on the chosen sizes and color. Available sizes: 1. 33cm width x 37cm depth x 57cm height x 30cm seat height 2. 52cm width x 49cm depth x 82cm height x 45cm sea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cowhide

Six CAB 412 Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina, Italy 1977
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Roma, IT
Six CAB 412 chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina, Italy 1977. Original manufacturing mark. Metal
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini for Cassina Cab Dining Chair Mod.412, Italy, 1978
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Naples, IT
This iconic design by Mario Bellini for Cassina, circa 1970s, features the original caramel-colored
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Chestnut Colored Cab Dining Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of cab chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina in chestnut color, Italy, circa 1970s. Wonderful
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Chairs Model CAB 412 by Mario Bellini for Casina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Chairs Model CAB 412 by Mario Bellini for Casina, Italy, 1970s
Category

Vintage 1970s Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 16
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" dining chairs for Cassina, hazelnut leather, Italy, 1978, set of sixteen
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 10
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" dining chairs for Cassina, hazelnut leather, Italy, 1978, set of ten. High
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 14
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" dining chairs for Cassina, hazelnut leather, Italy, 1978, set of fourteen
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'CAB 413' Dining Chair in Leather
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for Cassina, armchair model 'CAB 413', leather, Italy, design 1979 The iconic ‘CAB
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 4
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini 412 "Cab" dining chairs for Cassina, hazelnut leather, Italy, 1978, set of four
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini 413 "CAB" Chair for Cassina in Hazelnut Leather
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Dallas, TX
Mario Bellini for Cassina model 'CAB 413', leather, Italy, designed in 1979 The iconic ‘CAB
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plastic

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'CAB 413' Dining Chairs in Leather
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for Cassina, armchairs model 'CAB 413', leather, Italy, 1979 The iconic ‘CAB’ chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'CAB 413' Dining Chairs in Leather
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for Cassina, armchairs model 'CAB 413', leather, Italy, 1979 The iconic ‘CAB’ chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'CAB 413' Dining Chairs in Leather
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for Cassina, armchairs model 'CAB 413', leather, Italy, design 1979 The iconic ‘CAB
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Four Cassina Cab Leather Chairs by Mario Bellini
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Southampton, NY
Beautiful set of four Cab Chairs in leather hide, designed by Mario Bellini in 1976. Manufactured
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Six Mario Bellini Cab Armchairs for Cassina
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The iconic chairs designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina c.1970s, Italy, feature the original camel
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 6
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" dining chairs for Cassina, vintage edition in China red leather, Italy
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Cassina Cab chairs in burundy, design 1977 by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Zevenaar, NL
Set of 6 of the famous Cassina cab 412 chairs in Burgundy by Mario Bellini. The leather is in on
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1978, Set of 12
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" dining chairs for Cassina, vintage edition in China red leather, Italy
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Eight Cassina Cab Leather Chairs by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Southampton, NY
Beautiful set of eight Cab Chairs in leather hide, designed by Mario Bellini in 1976. Manufactured
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'CAB 413' Dining Chairs in Leather
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
‘CAB’ chairs were designed by Mario Bellini in 1979. Conceptually new was the way Bellini uses leather
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

CAB Chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina, Set of 6
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Rivoli, IT
Mario Bellini 412 "CAB" dining chairs for Cassina, bordeaux leather, Italy, 1978, set of six
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Stunning & rare black leather Cab 423 by Mario Bellini for Cassina
By Mario Bellini
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Perfect CAB 423 lounge chair by Mario Bellini for CASSINA Italy. Cab Lounge epitomizes all of the
Category

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

Materials

Leather

Set of 4 CAB burgundy leather chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina, Italy
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Renens, CH
Set of 4 CAB chairs by Mario Bellini by Cassina, Italy The CAB 412 is made up of a tubular metal
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini Vintage CAB 412 Duo Two Dining Chairs Brown Leather, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini
Located in Vienna, AT
Mario Bellini duo pair two (2) vintage dining chairs or side chairs model CAB 412 from cognac
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini 'Cab' Lounge Chair, Tubular Steel and Leather by Cassina
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Loounge chair designed by Mario Bellini in 2015. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Roomy and
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 4
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina, Bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of four. The
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 10
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of ten
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 12
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of twelve
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 16
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of sixteen
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 14
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of fourteen
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 2
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of two
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Yellow, 1977, Set of 8
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in mustard yellow leather, Italy, 1977, set of
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 8
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of eight
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux, 1977, Set of 6
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in Bordeaux leather, Italy, 1977, set of six
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Yellow, 1977, Set of 6
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in mustard yellow leather, Italy, 1977, set of
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Yellow, 1977, Set of 4
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in mustard yellow leather, Italy, 1977, set of
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in Yellow, 1977, Set of 2
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in mustard yellow leather, Italy, 1977, set of
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "CAB 413" Chairs for Cassina in black, 1977, Set of 14
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina in black leather, Italy, 1977, set of fourteen
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

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Mario Bellini Cab Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mario bellini cab chairs available for sale. Each of these unique mario bellini cab chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and metal. There are 249 antique and vintage mario bellini cab chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of mario bellini cab chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern and Modern mario bellini cab chairs are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made mario bellini cab chairs over the years, but those made by Mario Bellini, Cassina and Adele Cassina are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mario Bellini Cab Chairs?

Mario bellini cab chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,593, while the lowest priced sells for $485 and the highest can go for as much as $25,000.

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.