The Camaleonda modular sofa was designed by Italian architect Mario Bellini in 1971, and first manufactured first by C&B and later B&B Italia. It epitomises low slung seventies comfort.
It comes with four base pieces, three back pieces and two armrests. The modules attach with rings and carabiners, allowing the user to create their desired configuration. For example as a two seater sofa with armchair and footstool – or take the backs off and have use as a daybed.
The design became famous almost immediately after it was featured in the exhibition ‘Italy and The New Domestic Landscape’ held in the MOMA Museum in 1972. It appears in the literature: Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L’Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 188. And Morteo, Enrico. Mario Bellini. Furniture, Machines & Objects. London: Phaidon, 2008, p. 94.
Rare C&B Italia edition. It has been beautifully reupholstered in a high quality pale olive leather.
L270 D90 H65 cm SH38, SD57 cm. Each module W90 D90cm