Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Mario Bellini 'Amanta' Sectional Lounges for B&B Italia, Italy 1960s, Signed

US$3,377.82

About

Set of two "Amanta" lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1960s, they can be used as single lounge chairs or combined to be a loveseat, fiberglass frame, cushions reupholstered in Sahco fabric (Milton).

Details

  • Creator
    B&B Italia (Cabinetmaker),Mario Bellini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.78 in. (68 cm)Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Depth: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Seat Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    Torino, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5429221930442

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$1,999Express Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0,arrives in 3-7 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Torino, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Mario Bellini

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. He has been the recipient of multiple prestigious Compasso d’Oro design awards, and 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 Mario Bellini furniture — including dining tables, armchairs, mid-century sofas and more — today on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Torino, Italy
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2007
1stDibs seller since 2020
6 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 9 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

12 '+6' Amanta Lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
12 iconic Amanta lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Brown fiberglass shell houses seating with fill in good condition. Reupholster to suit your large project. An additional 6 a...
Category

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

Materials

Fiberglass

6 Amanta Lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in Original Upholstery
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Set of 6 iconic Amanta lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Brown fiberglass shell houses seating upholstered in a very particular and attractive original fabric. Provenance: ...
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Set of Three Modular "Amanta" Lounge Chairs, 1974
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Naples, IT
A set of three "Amanta" armchairs were designed by internationally renowned designer Mario Bellini for B&B Italia (then C&B Italia) in the 1970s. Original brown fibreglass shell and ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Amanta Lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in Original Upholstery
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Set of 2 iconic Amanta lounges by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Brown fiberglass shell houses seating upholstered in a very particular and attractive original fabric. Provenance: ...
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Italian Amanta 24 Chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Stockholm, SE
Two amanta model 24 chairs designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. They were manufactured in the early 1970s, these differ from the standard Amanta chair by being narrower and lack...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Midcentury Mario Bellini Cognac Brown Leather "Amanta" Armchair, B&B Italia 1966
By C&B Italia, Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury leather cognac-brown "Amanta" armchair. The wonderful "Amanta" armchair was designed in Italy by Mario Bellini in 1966 and produced by B&B Italia/C&B Italia. Th...
Category

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

Materials

Other

Pair of Mario Bellini Midcentury "Amanta" Cognac Brown Leather Armchairs, 1960s
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia, C&B Italia
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury "Amanta" cognac brown leather and fibreglass lounge chairs. This astonishing piece was designed in Italy by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia during the 1960s. Grand and bul...
Category

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

Materials

Other

Mario Bellini 'Amanta' Pair of Lounge Chairs in Fiberlite
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, pair of 'Amanta' lounge chairs, fabric, fiberlite, Italy, 1966 Mario Bellini used a fiberlite (fiberglass-reinforced polyester) shell to realize his ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery