Upholstered bentwood armchair with steam bent curved arms crafted from prized solid walnut. A sophisticated retro inspired statement piece, with a low seat and chunky block legs. In fabric, velvet or leather.


An upholstered bentwood armchair with steam bent curved armrests crafted from prized solid walnut, Marilyn is a sophisticated retro inspired piece. Drawing on 1930s and modernist influences, it suits residential living rooms as well as bedrooms or refined executive office and hotel lobbies. Its low seat and welcoming medium-high backrest invites relaxed lounging and gatherings, making it the ideal seating spot for conversation or cocktails. Placed in a master bedroom, it immediately turns into an accent armchair to sit when putting on shoes or to create an intimate boudoir where you can retreat from busy family life. With the same graceful elegance it is the perfect choice for a luxury fitting room in a fashion atelier or a haute couture boutique.
Its tight fit simple lines, skillfully curved arms and chunky block feet are a clear tribute to a universally renowned design, that of Czech art-deco master Halabala. A masterpiece of vintage design, this style has come down to us, becoming a true mid-century icon of sleek elegance. This timeless feel is all about balanced proportions and exquisite details. First and foremost, the arched wooden arms that take the centre of the stage and become an aesthetic feature. Followed by the continuous seat and back that elevates simplicity to a sign of elegance based on the “less is more” philosophy.
Designed by Giuseppe Manzoni for Bodema, the Marilyn low armchair sports an impeccable tailored look, highly customizable in a range of fabrics, velvets and leathers offered in neutral hues, accent colours or trendy patterns. Compact and minimalist, this is a sophisticated, complex piece of furniture created for clients who seek for unique creations. Made by skilled craftspeople, this modernist-inspired chair redefines any interior with its presence, raising the tone of any decor scheme.
Model and Size
- armchair: w.75 d.85 h.80 cm
- footrest: 60x50 h.40 cm
Arm width: 6 cm
Seat height: 43 cm


  • Structure

    Wood frame padded with polyurethane foam with different densities.
  • Filling

    Backrest: D21 + D40 polyurethane foam.
    Seat: D35 polyurethane foam.
  • Legs

    Wengé finished wood or from customer's colour reference.
  • Armrests

    Solid Canaletto walnut or polyurethane foam-clad iron covered in leather.
  • Upholstery

    Available in fabric, velvet and leather.
  • Cover Specifications

    Not removable.
  • Collection

    Marilyn is part of a collection of bespoke Armchairs & Accent Chairs that features only made to order, occasional living room seating pieces. Find out more about Bodema's handmade creations in the dedicated section
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