The ‘70s Tetris Sofa We Predict Will Be a 2021 Favorite

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If you're looking to get ahead of 2021 home decor trends, we have a sofa you're going to want to keep an eye on. Though it's currently beloved by influencers like Aimee Song and Athena Calderone (whose light beige version appeared on ​Vogue Living​) and we've spotted the style in homes like Ron Goh's, architect and designer Mario Bellini's Camaleonda was actually created 50 years ago.

The Camaleonda — which is a combination of the Italian words for "chameleon" and "wave" — began being manufactured by furniture company B&B Italia (originally C&B Italia) in 1970. Featuring a system of hooks, rings, and cables, the geometric couch can be rearranged to suit any space and taste — and it looks like it would be ideal in a '70s conversation pit. It's essentially the sofa version of Tetris.

After noticing that Camaleonda was making a comeback on Instagram, B&B Italia collaborated with Bellini to make a 2020 version. The recreation is the same as the original with its 90-by-90 centimeter cushions, but the sofa is now made with recyclable materials in an effort to produce minimal waste.

"Of all the objects I have designed, Camaleonda is perhaps the best in terms of its sense of freedom," Bellini says in Camaleonda's description on B&B Italia. "There are [an] infinite number of possible configurations."

While vintage versions of the Camaleonda can sell upwards of $5,000, a reproduction of the current edition sells on Eternity Modern for $4,530. As for the B&B Italia 2020 version, prices are only available upon request from a registered dealer.


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