The Le Bambole won numerous awards in the 1970s including the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1979. On the occasion of its 35th anniversary, Bellini slightly modified the original design to create a slimmer profile and it was reissued by B&B Italia in 2007 as Le Bambole ’07. The series now includes an armchair (Bambola), a two-seat sofa (Bibambola), a three seat sofa (Tribambola) as well as an ottoman (Bambouf) that is available in two sizes.
If you have ever taken one of your bed pillows and, in an effort to “plump” it, hit it in the center and watched the corners expand, you’ve just re-created Mario Bellini’s inspiration for his Le Bambole seating design. The action of “plumping” and the resulting fullness visually connotes a profound “bedtime” comfort and softness – precisely the feeling Bellini wanted to impart to all of the Le Bambole pieces.
Le Bambole’s lack-of-structure illusion is actually achieved with an internal steel frame that features Bayfit (Bayer) flexible cold-shaped polyurethane foam with a polyester padding. The underside base is 100% jute textile. All pieces in the Le Bambole sofa Collection are available with a choice of numerous upholstery cover options in both textiles and leather.
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Bambola Chair: w. 45.6” | d. 35” | h. 29.1” | sh. 16.9”
Bibambola Loveseat: w. 65.4” | d. 35” | h. 29.1” | sh. 16.9”
Tribambola Sofa: w. 94.9” | d. 35” | h. 29.1” | sh. 16.9”
Bambouf 1: w. 33.9” | d. 33.9” | h. 16.9”
Bambouf 2: w. 42.5” | d. 23.6” | h. 16.9”