The Camaleonda sofa has transcended trends to become a true timeless classic. Designed in the 1970s, this modular sofa has made itself desirable among design enthusiasts for decades. Today, it is making a comeback in modern interiors, offering a unique combination of comfort, versatility and fashion-forward aesthetics.
Famous Italian architect and designer, Mario Bellini designed the Camaleonda in 1970. Produced by B&B Italia, it was presented to the public in 1972 at the MoMa as part of the Italy: The New Domestic Landscap exhibition.
"Camaleonda is a neologism that I invented in 1970 by combining two words: the name of this extraordinary animal that is the chameleon, capable of adapting to the environment in which it finds itself, and the vague word that indicates the curves of the sea and the desert. These two words describe the form and function of this seat. »Mario Bellini.
A period of great freedom and synonymous with new ways of living, the Camaleonda is a pure product of the 1970s. Inspired by the idea of modularity and adaptability, it was designed according to the new ways in which people interact with their furniture. . It consists of individual modules that can be assembled and disassembled according to the needs and preferences of its user, thanks to rings. This sofa stands out for its avant-garde aesthetics. Clean lines, organic shapes and balanced proportions give this piece a captivating visual appeal. What we remember about this sofa is of course its absolute comfort, thanks to its soft and deep cushions padded with polyurethane foam.
A lasting legacy:
Over the years, the Camaleonda sofa has become a popular collector's item for design lovers. In 2020, B&B Italia reissued the sofa in collaboration with Mario Bellini himself. More up to date than ever, it will be the centerpiece of a radical industrial loft as well as a Haussmannian apartment with the most baroque moldings.