Milan Design Week 2022: Sit Here

Five inspiring chairs featured in this year's illustrious exposition

To walk through Milan Design Week, whether in the halls of the Salone del Mobile trade show or across the citywide exhibits that comprise Fuorisalone, is to learn the difference that a line makes. Chairs—some of the most common home furnishings—vary so much due to material, craftsmanship and quality. But it’s the lines that compose their unique silhouettes that define their significance and one degree of difference sometimes …

The Bambola Armchair

The 2022 Bambola armchair from Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole series puts a modern, more sustainable spin on the original 1972 design. Now made from recycled polyethylene and a disassembled construction that makes recycling easy, the new iteration conveys the same sublime, cloud-like appearance, comfort and apparent absence of a load bearing structure that made Le Bambole so iconic.

Artist Shantell Martin Transforms Mario Bellini’s Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia

An icon of furniture design, Mario Bellini’s Camaleonda couch—first imagined in 1970 and reintroduced by B&B Italia in 2020—became a canvas for beloved artist Shantell Martin during Miami Art Week 2021. Martin brought her signature whimsical drawing style to an iteration of the sofa with white fabric during a live event, dressing the rounded design in stream of conscious illustration. Guests to the Italian luxury …