"I feel the pleasure of revisiting this family again because it confirms to me that it is anything but aged; on the contrary, it is enjoying a thriving and promising second life, a rebirth done in a big way, done with enthusiasm, with breadth, with decorations, and with the original flourishes. We have recovered its charm, its sumptuous floridity, its softness”. —Mario Bellini
Le Bambole Armchair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia was initially designed in 1972 and awarded the Compasso d’Oro shortly after in 1979. The armchair is an icon of timeless design combining research and creative flair. What makes it unique is the apparent absence of a load-bearing structure, the extreme naturalness of the shape, and the combination of comfort, softness, and elasticity.
Where the original construction was based on a metal structure embedded in polyurethane, now the materials represent the latest in sustainable technology, starting with a recycled polyethylene structure. The choice of materials and the construction method allow the components of Le Bambole to be completely disassembled and easily recycled.
- Flexible cold-shaped polyurethane foam upholstery with a polyester fiber cover
- Thermoplastic elastomer or expanded polyurethane elastic section
- Polyethylene frame
- Nylon feet cover
- 100% jute fabric bottom base
- Thermoplastic ferrules
- Fabric or leather cover
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.