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Mario Bellini C&B Italia "Camaleonda" Modular Sofa, 1971 First Production

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Exceptional piece designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia. 3 piece Camaleonda sofa system. Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to underside. Price below is for 3 piece set. This early example comprising three large seating elements, three large back rests and two arm rests retains its original upholstery and original labels to the underside of the seat elements. This example is from the very rare and much sought after very first edition produced by "C&B Italia" (Cassina and Busnelli) which means it is from the very first two years of "Camaleonda" production (1971-2). Busnelli bought out Cassina in 1973 and the company changed its name to "B&B Italia". The individual seating elements can be set up in many different ways with the back and arm rests being removable which gives the design great flexibility for modern living. The "Camaelonda" is widely acknowledged as an absolute design classic and was designed by Italian master architect and designer Mario Bellini and released onto the market in 1971. Camaleonda was exhibited at the wonderful "new domestic landscape" exhibition on italian modern design held at MOMA New York in 1972. Bellini's international success grew rapidly during the first two decades of his career, especially in the design sector, and reached its peak in 1987 with the greatest acknowledgement expressed in a personal retrospective exhibition again at the Museum of Modern Art of New York, which at the time already included 25 of his works in its permanent collection . Camaleonda is one of the most comfortable sofas ever produced . Extremely comfortable and luxurious.

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  • Condition Details
    there is some minor pulls and wear to fabric. Foam is still great.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 27 in. x W 36 in. x D 36 in.H 68.58 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 91.44 cm
  • Seat Height
    14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU109322003062
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