Mario Bellini “Le Bambole” two-seater sofa for B&B Italia, faux-fur, Italy, 1971, set of two.
This is a timeless Postmodern design icon. The starting point was a shopping bag containing formless material shaped when the bag was set on the ground and squashed. In the shared research undertaken by the designer and the company’s internal R&D department, the Centro Ricerche & Sviluppo, the idea moved towards the shape of a cushion. This is how “Le Bambole” came into being between 1970 and 1972. The search for a new shape for upholstered furniture: all parts are shaped like a giant soft cushion.
Height: 28.74 in. (73 cm)
Width: 64.17 in. (163 cm)
Depth: 20.08 in. (51 cm)
Seat Height: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
Faux Fur, Foam
Our atelier carefully restored and reupholstered the sofas in faux-fur. Slight signs of use and time.