The sexiest sustainable sofa of all time?

Written by Sara Black

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Can sexy and sustainable comfortably sit in the same sentence without forced sentiment? They sure can. See: Camaleonda.

When it comes to choosing a sofa, most minds go straight to the comfort factor, closely followed by style and price. With the advent of sustainable materials flooding the interior design market, B&B Italia, a leader in the furniture sector, can proudly claim they’ve been riding that eco wave for years.

Established back in 1966, B&B Italia, the Italian company leading the furniture design charge, have steadily upgraded their iconic designs and their latest re-issue is non-other than the classic Camaleonda Sofa.

Designed in 1970 by the great Mario Bellini, the modular sofa is comprised of many moving pieces allowing a myriad of configurations to make it best work in your space. It’s bouncy and capitonné-padded and friendly, and manufactured with an innovative system of cables, hooks and rings which allow the modules to be unhooked and recombined at will.

A concept, dear to Bellini’s heart, “Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the best in terms of its sense of freedom. There are infinite number of possible configurations.”

The 2020 re-issue sees the piece retain its original aesthetic but, this time around, all parts are made from recycled or recyclable materials. The seat bases, backrests and armrests are constructed from formaldehyde-free wooden panels and all sit upon solid FSC-certified beech wood sofa feet. The padding is protected by a removable cover made of dacron, a fabric made entirely of recycled PET, the same material used to manufacture plastic water bottles.

So, music to your green ears, you can now purchase your fancy sofa, guilt free.

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b&b italia camaleonda sofa

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