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"Bamboletto" by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 1960s

"Bamboletto" by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 1960s

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The "Le Bambole-Bamboletto" daybed is a rare first edition design by the Italian architect and designer, Mario Bellini. This iconic piece was manufactured by C&B Italia in 1976, before the company was renamed B&B Italia. The Bambole series is considered a seminal work of Bellini's, and represents the culmination of his research into stuffed furniture.

The daybed features a minimalist design, reduced to an archetypical idea of a cushion. The precise geometry of the stitches and covers define the piece, which was originally stuffed with a material that was the forerunner of memory foam. The metal frame was later removed, improving comfort and allowing the stuffing to support the daybed on its own.

C&B Italia was founded in 1973, and quickly became one of the leading international design companies. Under the leadership of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, the company cultivated a reputation for supporting up-and-coming talents, such as Mario Bellini and Gaetano Pesce, who went on to become some of the most renowned designers of the 20th century. The Le Bambole daybed was awarded the prestigious Compasso d'Oro in 1979.

Designer: Mario Bellini 
Manufacturer: C&B Italia
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1970s
In style: Mid Century Modern
Materials & Techniques: “Gran Zebu leather” Suede
Condition: Good condition, wear consistent with the age use

Dimensions:
Width: 72 cm 
Height: 72 cm
Depth: 170 cm
Seat Height: 30 cm

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