Mario Bellini 'Camaleonda' Modular Sofa in Original Leather

$22,500.00 USD

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Mario Bellini, modular 'Cameleonda' sofa in original brown leather, Italy, 1972.

The sectional elements of this can be used freely and apart from one another. The backs and armrests are provided with rings and carabiners, which allows the user to create a perfect 'seating landscape.' The sofa is very comfortable and the fact this wonderful piece is modular, provides endless flexible solutions for any project or living room. This sofa consists out of 3 elements. Additionally it comes with 3 backrests. The design became famous almost immediately after it was featured in the exhibition and Italy and The New Domestic Landscape held in the MoMA Museum in 1972.

The original leather shows an admirable patina and is in good condition. Some parts show cracks in the leather, which can be restored in our in-house atelier to endure its condition and high quality.

Mario Bellini (1935-) is trained as an architect and became one of the leading designers in post-war Italian style. In the beginning of his career, he worked together with Olivetti, Cassina and B&B Italia which resulted in an early knowledge of synthetic resins and polyurethanes. His furniture is exciting, both in its use of material as in the originality of his designs. Bellini did not believe in precise boundaries of design, instead, he designed for the relationship of man and environment. It is impossible to pigeon hole Bellini's oeuvre, as his work is so complex and original.

Measurements are per element.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator B&B Italia (Manufacturer), Mario Bellini (Designer)
  • dimensions H 26.38 in. x W 37.01 in. x D 37.01 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1972
  • material Leather
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • seatheight 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.