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Mario Bellini's love for art.

From the Camaleonda sofa to the charming creations for Flos, Cassina, B&B Italia.

Mario Bellini is among the most talented architects and designers worldwide, one of the a beloved artists on the international furniture and lighting scene. Eight-time winner of the Compasso d'Oro Award, his works are exhibited in the permanent design collection of the MoMA in New York, which dedicated to him a personal retrospective in 1987. In order to appreciate the genius of the artist, it is enough to mention the timeless charm of the Camaleonda sofa and the Le Bambole collection, two of his greatest masterpieces. Passionate about all forms of art, Bellini was the director of Domus magazine from 1985 to 1999 and over the years has planned countless design and architecture exhibitions in various countries around the world.

      In 1969, Italian architect Mario Bellini first presented Chiara, the floor lamp made from a single flat "sheet" of folded stainless steel, like a shining mantle. Fifty years later, Flos reissues this design icon in multiple sizes and finishes. An authentic expression of elegance and beauty, the floor lamp is finished internally with an opaque white plastic film, folded and closed by means of hooks obtained directly from the sheet metal.

      Chiara  -FLOS
      FLOS
      Chiara
      Camaleonda  -B&B ITALIA
      B&B ITALIA
      Camaleonda

      Camaleonda is a timeless design icon, a masterpiece that has always ruled over the international scene. This modular Mario Bellini's sofa, designed in 1970, has crossed ages and generations, interpreting the living room experience through a new seating concept. Fifty years after its debut, the Camaleonda sofa returns to the scene for B&B Italia in a brand new edition, embodying the authentic essence of an eternal classic.

      Cobra -HORM
      HORM
      Cobra
      Nuvola  -NEMO
      NEMO
      Nuvola

      Designed to light up both workspaces and, why not, residential settings, Mario Bellini's 'Nuvole' is a prestigious series of suspension and wall/ceiling lamps. The artist defines his project as a foresighted allusion to Steve Jobs' vision of the cloud. With its ethereal lightness, Nuvola is made of rotomoulded natural opaline polyethylene and provides a diffused and comfortable light emission.

      Plissé  -GLAS ITALIA
      GLAS ITALIA
      Plissé

      With an airy aesthetic that boasts soft and gentle contours, the refined Plissé table was conceived by Mario Bellini for Glas Italia. Low and extremely functional, it is designed in 12 mm extralight transparent glass, shaped and curved through a sophisticated bending process that creates two cantilevered tops, separated by a practical compartment where objects can be stored. A central element is placed as a magazine holder, made of inverted V-curved glass, in transparent ruby red, blue, emerald green or transparent extralight colors.

      Kono  -RIVA 1920
      RIVA 1920
      Kono
      452 La Rotonda -CASSINA
      CASSINA
      452 La Rotonda
      423 Cab  -CASSINA
      CASSINA
      423 Cab

      Balanced and tailored to the most current needs, 423 Cab Lounge is a chair that reveals innate class and ultra-contemporary design. The comfortable seat, designed by Mario Bellini for Cassina, features a steel frame and a zippered leather upholstery available in black, brown, blue, taupe and China red. Cab is the first example of a designer chair made of self-supporting leather inspired by the direct relationship of the material with the skeleton, representing a true expression of production excellence with a tailored flavor.