Mario Bellini Camaleonda Modular Sofa Reupholstered in Sunflower Yellow Velvet
Mario Bellini, modular 'Cameleonda' sofa in yellow velvet, Italy, 1972.
The sectional elements of this sofa can be used freely and apart from one another. The upholstery on this piece features yellow velvet. The backs 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 four large elements in addition of four backrests en four armrests. This 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.
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 and Cassina 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 large element.