The Bellini Chair by Heller
The Bellini Chair
Injection molded stacking chair appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial, institutional and residential use. The flexing action of the back provides a high degree of comfort. Lightly textured, fully washable surface. The legs provided with pads for hard surface flooring. Stacks 6 high.
One piece injection molding of modified, fiberglass reinforced polypropylene.
Height: 33 1/16'' - 84 cm
Seat Height: 18 1/8'' - 46 cm
Width: 17 5/16'' - 44 cm
Depth: 18 1/8'' - 46 cm
Weight: 7 1/2 lbs - 3.4 kilos
Packaged: 6/carton per color
1000-06 Black - Pantone #426
1000-12 Dark Grey - Pantone #431
1000-14 Cream - Pantone #12-0811
1000-17 Light Grey - Pantone #427
1000-28 Sage - Pantone #621
Awards / Press
Recipient of the 2001 Compasso d'Oro ADI Italy's most prestigious design award, The 1999 ID Annual Design Review Design Distinction Award, The 1999 Bronze IDEA Industrial Design Excellence Award and featured in the 1999 International Design Yearbook, Read what the international design press has to say about The Bellini Chair:
"One of the most intelligent chairs in the world...Mario Bellini has designed a truly universal chair, for the home, for contracting, for offices.."
"...an all-time classic that will be hard to beat."
"...a stunning measure of seating comfort."
"Comfortable, easy on the eye, and offering value for money, this chair is the outcome of an ongoing search harnessing premier design skills. Focusing on making the most of a sublimely innovative material, the designer has come up with a configuration which lends itself to myriad options."
- Compasso d'Oro award, Italian Association of Industrial Designers
"Sir Terence Conran nominated the Bellini chair for Heller as one of the all-time intelligently designed pieces of furniture. 'For $80, you have a piece of sculpture in your home,' Sir Terence said. In fact, he has the Mario Bellini-designed seat, which is made from injection molded plastic, in his London office."
- The New York Times
"Is there such a thing as an instant classic? We think it may be Mario Bellini's design for Heller...The Bellini Chair distills the form to its essence and has garnered five design awards through the late 1990's. More than just beautiful, it's exceptionally comfortable, sturdy, and inexpensive. It's also easy to clean and stack. Such a rare combination of virtues makes this chair wonderfully versatile. Itís tough enough to withstand rough use in a fast-paced restaurant, while elegant enough to flatter a sophisticated design studio or home...
...Heller's Bellini Chair is sublime in both form and function...a modern icon."
- Design Within Reach
"It is like a sculpture cast in the finest mould...the shape of the chair is self-explanatory, and sitting is believing. The Bellini Chair is a no-problem chair, for use at home, in the office, outdoors. It can be moved with ease (it weighs 3.4 kg) and stacked if necessary. It will cost the price of an ordinary, unpretentious, anonymous chair. And for a designer we believe that is the best of compliments."
- Architect Michael Graves, Wall Street Journal