Gli Scacchi by Mario Bellini

“Gli scacchi” (meaning the chess) by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia is a beautiful fusion of minimalist art and design. The series, originally designed in 1971, functions as both modular tables and seating, and the connection possibilities between the different shapes emphasize the sense of composition and functional requirements of the user. Made of black Duraplum plastic, the tables have an elegant yet strong structure. This timeless work of art is an incredible example of Bellini’s creative genius. Truly a testament to the beauty of art and design combined.

The celebrated architect and designer, Mario Bellini, is a globally renowned icon in the art and design world. His works have been recognized with the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award an impressive eight times, and twenty-five of his pieces are featured in the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. In 1987, the MoMA even held a personal retrospective of his works. Since the 1980s, he has also participated in numerous exhibitions for art, design, and architecture, both domestically and internationally. Today, he has devoted much of his time to the field of architecture.

© Photography of the original object from 1971 via Beton Brut

Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
The series, originally designed in 1971, functions as both modular tables and seating.
Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
This timeless work of art is an incredible example of Bellini’s creative genius.
Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
Detail of the Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini
Detail of the Black Gli Chess series by Mario Bellini

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