Le Bambole is a true icon of the 1970s design scene, it was designed by Mario Bellini at the beginning of the 1970s and won the prestigious design award ‘Compasso d’Oro’ in 1979. The idea behind the project was to create a seating solution where the cushions and the fabric played a major role almost eliminating the feeling the sofa actually had a supporting inner structure; it is all about the cushioning and the fabric, the softness hidden in every angle, as Mario Bellini said, it is like sitting on a three-dimensional big pillow. An important part of the success of this sofa was its marketing campaign. Piero Busnelli, founder of B&B Italia hired photographer Oliviero Toscani to create the campaign and the result was provocative and to the point. Model Donna Jordan, muse of Andy Warhol is photographed topless and in a series of trasgressive poses which at a point were censured and deemed too provocative for the audience. This contributes to the buzz and the success of this amazing product which is still in production today. ,
Designitalia outsources original and authentic Bambole Sofas from Italy and through a professional restorer bring them back to life. If you are looking for a Mario Bellini sofa contact our customer service specialist and check the current availability. You have to chance to find authentic Tribambola sofas which is a large version seater of the Bambole collection, the more versatile Bibambola sofas which is the medium size seater perfect for any living room size, armchairs and Bamboletto. www.italianmidcenturyfurniture.com
Current Mario Bellini ‘Le Bambole’ collection offering
Two Marion Bellini "Le Bambole" sofas in medium sizes available, completely restored with Italian 100% cotton velvet, restored inside and outside by a professional Italian restorer. Very iconic design from the 70s and 80s designed by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Approximate size for each sofa 67" W, 34" D, 29" H.
Bamboletto daybed - dormeuse from the 'Le Bambole' collection design Mario Bellini for B&B Italia. Originally conceived as a bed, this item can be used as daybed or dormeuse or large sofa in a large living room. It will be fully recovered with pure aniline highest quality leather available in different colors, or velvet. You can choose your preferred color either in velvet upholstery or leather upholstery. This item will look perfect in a large living room, an Industrial loft, a Mid-Century Modern home or as a second occasional bed, although the best use will be a large lounging designer piece.