Sense of Freedom
“Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the best in terms of its sense of freedom. There are an infinite number of possible configurations.” —Mario Bellini
In its reissue, the Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia preserves the elements that made it a contemporary classic. By mutual agreement, its makers decided to keep the seat module, together with the backrest and the armrest, faithful to the original project, whose original cutting pattern was used for the new edition. The generous polyurethane padding that forms the characteristic capitonné design remains unchanged, still manufactured with the innovative system of cables, hooks, and rings created by Bellini in 1970—a system that defines the sofa’s characteristic look and modularity. Thanks to the tie-rods and the rings, in fact, the modules can be unhooked and recombined at will, allowing the sofa to adapt to an evolving taste and the dynamic needs of those using it.
The fundamental characteristic of Camaleonda is its unlimited modularity, a geometric pattern that allows each element to become a sort of pixel through which to define your home environment. By hooking and unhooking seats, backrests, and armrests, you can enjoy the luxury of changing your mind as many times as you desire, moving, and redesigning the space.
The padding has been thoroughly updated by B&B Italia’s Research & Development Centre, making it even more comfortable than the original version. Thus the magical balance between the rigorous geometry of the square and the welcoming roundness of the padding is confirmed, further underlining the elasticity and tactile ergonomics that characterize many of Mario Bellini’s design projects. Camaleonda can be covered with B&B Italia’s entire textile and leather collection, allowing for another variable in the multitude of possible combinations.
Far from enigmatic, Camaleonda is a dynamic, alive, and sincere object that allows for an infinite number of configurations while still maintaining its peculiar and unique identity.
- MDF NAF wood fiber base frame (without formaldehyde)
- Seat upholstery in shaped polyurethane of different density, cover in polyethylene terephthalate and nylon, with studs in nylon
- Back upholstery in shaped polyurethane, polyurethane foam, cover in polyethylene terephthalate and nylon
- Armrest upholstery in polyurethane foam, cover in polyethylene terephthalate and nylon
- Chromed brass rings
- Stainless steel clip
- Nylon rope
- Plastic rope holder cap
- Plastic joining elements
- Solid beechwood feet
- Plastic ferrules
- Fabric or leather cover with metal studs
About B&B Italia
B&B Italia is one of the world’s foremost modern furniture companies, renowned for high-end designer furnishings. Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia represents the extraordinary convergence of design and industry—the expression of contemporary culture.