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eBay watch: 1960s Mario Bellini Amanta armchair

Amanta

An interesting lot on eBay that doesn't quite offer everything, but could prove a bargain – the Mario Bellini Amanta armchair.

Originally designed by Bellini in 1966 for C&B (later B&B Italia), the chair has been reissued since (although not recently), but the example on eBay is a first edition. It looks in fairly good condition, a few scuffs to the white plastic frame, but that's what you might expect from something 40+ years old.

The seller describes the corduroy seating as 'quite firm to sit on', which is no surprise – we've seen these before with an additional cushion for the seat, that looks to be missing here. But despite that, it's up for £275 on a 'Buy It Now', with the seller looking to take an offer. If you get it for the right price, it could prove a shrewd investment. Especially if the seller finds that cushion.

More images and details on the eBay website