B&B Italia Launches 50th Anniversary Edition of Mario Bellini’s 1972 Sofa, Le Bambole
It was 1972 when B&B Italia introduced Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole, which was revolutionary then for its lack of an obvious support structure and casual informality (as witnessed in this advertising campaign from that year). A 2007 reissue of the sofa had thinner proportions. But, back by popular demand, the 50th anniversary edition, launching this month, returns the seating to its plumper profile—and is environmentally sensitive to boot. A new hollow rotational-molded recycled polyethylene structure requires less foam to achieve its plushness and is assembled with zero adhesive. The soft, almost fleecy acrylic-blend upholstery, a French sablé called Sila, is also new, available in eight calming colors including Bluette. The entirety can be disassembled and recycled. The series includes the Bambola armchair, the Bibambola and Granbambola two- and three-seater sofas, and the Bamboletto double bed.
This Chair by Sebastian Herkner is Made to Move
German designer Sebastian Herkner ingeniously melded the mobility of a task chair with the comfort of a lounge chair. Light in scale and with an attached leather handle on the back—not to mention a glide or caster base…
A Viral Chair Rendering by Andrés Reisinger is in Full Bloom
Hortensia, an Interior Design Best of Year winner, began as a 3D rendering by Andrés Reisinger before Júlia Esqué and Moooi helped him bring it to life.
10 Monochrome Seats in Surprising Shapes
Sit back and unwind in these bold seats that prove a monochromatic palette is anything but boring.
Sink into This Aptly Named Lounge Chair: Chrome Melt
A thick upholstered cushion sags over the chrome-plated steel frame of the aptly named Chrome Melt lounge chair from New York-based Bower Studios.
Liam Lee’s Debut Solo Exhibition Features Otherworldly Seating
Self-taught New York-based designer Liam Lee creates otherworldly felted furniture with limbs that appear to undulate like seaweed underwater.
Egg Collective Unveils a Collection Inspired by ‘Thing Power’
“Snake Eyes,” an exhibition that coincided with Egg Collective’s 11th anniversary, showcased new furnishings alongside works by myriad artists.