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Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa in Black Leather B&B Italia 1972

$5,146.21

About the Item

The iconic Le Bambole sofa (two.-seater) in black padded leather designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia 1972. Le Bambole sofa is an icon of the Seventies and winner of the Compasso d’Oro in 1979. Designed by 35-year-old Mario Bellini, this couch is basically a big, soft cushion, that has made the history of stuffed furniture, revolutionizing the market with a product that, to put it in Bellini’s own words, is not coated with fabrics, it’s built in fabrics. Developed by the designer together with the company’s R&D Centre, the idea was to create a couch that had to look like it was made solely of cushions, with no supporting structure. A natural shape that would evoke comfort and softness at first sight. Once the product was ready, it was time to define the way to present it. Piero Busnelli, the founder of B&B Italia, called photographer Oliviero Toscani who set out a creative, distinctive and very provocative campaign: Donna Jordan, model and muse of Andy Warhol, was photographed topless and in a series of free and irreverent poses, to present a spontaneous and transgressive sofa.
  • Creator:
    B&B Italia (Manufacturer),Mario Bellini (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 63 in (160 cm)Depth: 28.35 in (72 cm)
  • Style:
    Post-Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Leather,Other
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1972
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Montecatini Terme, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5304220116812

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