Good Design, Industrial Production and Reasonable Prices. Heller is an international furniture manufacturer with production in the US and Europe. Incorporated in 1971, Heller's first product was a line of stacking dinnerware designed by Massimo Vignelli. Winner of a Compasso d'Oro award in Italy, it is included in the Museum of Modern Art permanent design collection, New York.
Heller launched its furniture division in 1998. The Bellini Chair (1998), designed by Mario Bellini, won the Compasso d'Oro ADI 2001. More chairs have followed: The UltraBellini Chair (2006), the MB 1, MB 2 and MB 5 (2003), and Tavollini (1999), all by Mario Bellini; the new Arco (2006) by Mario Bellini and Claudio Bellini; Calla (2002) by Willliam Sawaya; Selene (1969/2002 reissue) by Vico Magistretti; Joe (1970/2003 reissue) by De Pas, D'Urbino and Lomazzi; The Frank Gehry Furniture Collection (2004) by Frank Gehry; The Vignelli Chair (2004) by Lella and Massimo Vignelli; Kiss (2004) by Studio 65; Bocca (1971/2004 reissue) by Studio 65; Capitello (1971/2004 reissue) by Studio 65; UltraCube (2006) by Frank Gehry; and The New Gaudi (2007) by Vico Magistretti.
Mario Bellini was born in 1935 and graduated in 1959 at the Politecnico di Milano. He lives and works in Milan. His activities range from architecture and urban design to furniture and industrial design. He is internationally renowned as an architect and designer, and is winner among others of 8 Compasso d'Oro and prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d'Oro conferred on him by the President of the Italian Republic.
Mario Bellini's work can be found in the collections of major art museums. MoMA in New York, which dedicated a personal exhibition to him, has 25 works of his in its Permanent Design Collection. He has had countless exhibitions in his name in Italy and abroad.View other products by Mario Bellini