Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Side Table Elements 'Gli Scacchi'


Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, side table elements 'Gli Scacchi', black polyurethane, Italy, 1971

Mario Bellini desiged the 'gli scacchi' meaning 'the chess' in 1971. Self-skinning polyurethane was used as a material which is long lasting and easy to clean. The separated 'chess' fragments can be used as stools or as side tables. Their geomtric shape makes it easy to arrange them single or in a group in different arrangements. They have the manufacturer's mark on the bottom. 

Mario Bellini (1935-) is trained as an architect and became one of the leading designers in postwar 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.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Mario Bellini (Designer) B&B Italia (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1971
  • dimensions Height 14.18 in. Width 35.44 in. Depth 12.01 in.
  • dimensions Height 36 cm Width 90 cm Depth 30.5 cm
  • material Plastic
  • origin Italy
  • period Mid-20th Century
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • barcode 45016147