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Bambole 50th - Bi Bambole sofa - Design Mario Bellini - B&B Italia
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Le Bambole 50th anniversary

Fifty years after their initial creation, Le Bambole by Mario Bellini, evolves and becomes even more contemporary thanks to new design choices that make them even more comfortable and increasingly sustainable. The revamped version recaptures a look and feel more akin to the original, favouring generous, curvy, increasingly feminine shapes. The new range sees confirmations and new elements, for a collection that restarts from the basic elements: the Bambola armchair, the Bibambola two-seater sofa, the Bamboletto double bed. In addition, the three-seater sofa has been updated to meet today's needs, with a deeper seat that has earned it the name Granbambola.

"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”

A new construction method for circular design

Throughout their history, Le Bambole have seen slight adaptations in shape, proving that they are always able to keep up with the times. In addition to appearance, comfort is a key element of the design. Once again, softness is guaranteed by a series of clever construction measures despite the minimum amount of polyurethane used. Where the original construction was based on a metal structure embedded in polyurethane, now the materials used are of the latest generation. Recycled polyethylene gives structure; elements in polyurethane foam and thermoplastic elastomers are added to shape the geometry and define comfort and breathability, all sheathed by an undercover derived from recycled PET. These design choices mean that every item in the new Le Bambole collection is completely disassembled and therefore easily recyclable.