Mario Bellini, ‘Camaleonda’ sofa, in blue velvet upholstery by Italy, 1972.
Fully restored and reupholstered in Italy.
The sofa is very comfortable, and the fact this excellent piece is modular provides endless flexible solutions for any project or living room. This design became famous almost immediately after being featured in the exhibition ‘Italy and The New Domestic Landscape’ in the MOMA Museum in 1972.
Mario Bellini (1935-) is trained as an architect and became one of the leading designers in postwar Italian style. At the beginning of his career, he worked 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 the material and in the originality of his designs. Bellini did not believe in precise boundaries of design. Instead, he designed for the relationship between man and the environment. It is impossible to pigeonhole Bellini’s oeuvre, as his work is so complex and original.