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Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

Italian, 1930-1971
Italian, 1930-1971

He died tragically young, and his career as a designer lasted little more than 10 years. But through the 1960s, Joe Colombo proved himself one of the field’s most provocative and original thinkers, and he produced a remarkably large array of innovative furniture, lighting and product designs. Even today, the creations of Joe Colombo have the power to surprise.

Cesare “Joe” Colombo was born in Milan, the son of an electrical-components manufacturer. He was a creative child — he loved to build huge structures from Meccano pieces — and in college he studied painting and sculpture before switching to architecture. In the early 1950s, Colombo made and exhibited paintings and sculptures as part of an art movement that responded to the new Nuclear Age, and futuristic thinking would inform his entire career. He took up design not long after his father fell ill in 1958, and he and his brother, Gianni, were called upon to run the family company. Colombo expanded the business to include the making of plastics — a primary material in almost all his later designs. One of his first, made in collaboration with his brother, was the Acrilica table lamp (1962), composed of a wave-shaped piece of clear acrylic resin that diffused light cast by a bulb concealed in the lamp’s metal base. A year later, Colombo produced his best-known furniture design, the Elda armchair (1963): a modernist wingback chair with a womb-like plastic frame upholstered in thick leather pads. 

Portability and adaptability were keynotes of many Colombo designs, made for a more mobile society in which people would take their living environments with them. One of his most striking pieces is the Tube chair (1969). It comprises four foam-padded plastic cylinders that fit inside one another. The components, which are held together by metal clips, can be configured in a variety of seating shapes. Tube chairs generally sell for about $9,000 in good condition; Elda chairs for about $7,000. A small Colombo design such as the plastic Boby trolley — an office organizer on wheels, designed in 1970 — is priced in the range of $700. As Colombo intended, his designs are best suited to a modern decor. As you see on 1stDibs, if your tastes run to sleek, glossy Space Age looks, the work of Joe Colombo offers you a myriad of choices.

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Creator: Joe Colombo
Kartell Joe Colombo Chair in Crystal by Joe Colombo
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plastic

Joe Colombo Italian Mid-Century Wicker Orange Upholstery Lounge Armchair
By Joe Colombo
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century lounge / armchair with a small woven wicker form with large cylindrical bright orange cushions, resting on a wicker pedestal base. (JOE COLOMBO).
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Wicker

Joe Colombo Model 4801 Black Lacquered Plywood Chair Kartell, 1965
By Joe Colombo
Located in Chicago, IL
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Elda Chair by Joe Colombo for Comfort, Italy, 1963
By Comfort, Italy, Joe Colombo
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Iconic Elda swivel lounge chair by Joe Colombo for Comfort, Italy – circa 1960. The leather has tears and wear. The fiberglass is in very good condition. The ‘Elda’ chair is one ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

Iconic Joe Colombo 'Tube Chair' in Yellow Upholstery
By Joe Colombo, Flexform
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Joe Colombo for Flexform, 'Tube' chair, pvc, foam, fabric, United States, 1969. This lounge chair by Joe Colombo is designed by means of combining four hollow cylinders. This armcha...
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1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, PVC

Pair of Joe Colombo Chairs No. 4801, Black Plywood, Kartell, Italy, circa 1963
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of "interlocking" lounge chairs by Joe Colombo for Kartell, Italy, manufactured in Mid-Century. Joe Colombo's iconic 4801 armchair was designed in 1963/1964. A modern chair wi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Kartell Joe Colombo Chair in Black by Joe Colombo
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A true symbol of Sixties design, famous also for being the only piece by Kartell made entirely of wood. Contemporary technology has made it possible to create the same product using ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plastic

Very Rare Sella 1001 Lounge Chair by Joe Colombo.
By Joe Colombo
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare Sella '1001' lounge chair designed by Joe Colombo. Edition in Cowhide, Comfort, Italy, 1963. Bent and lacquered plywood, vinyl and chrome-plated steel. Very good original vint...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

Joe Colombo Orange 4801 Lounge Chair by Kartell, Italy, 1960s
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Haderslev, DK
Iconic all original 4801 lounge chair by Joe Colombo for Kartell 1960s. Excellent condition without chips to either the plywood nor the paint. Size: 59cm / 23.2" high, 70cm /2...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plywood, Lacquer

Elda Chair by Joe Colombo for Comfort C. 1960's
By Joe Colombo
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Elda lounge chair designed by Joe Colombo for Comfort in 1963. Joe Colombo designed the chair shortly after visiting a shipyard and viewing the shape of the hulls. Named after his wi...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

Joe Colombo Plywood 4801 Lounge Chair No 42, Kartell, 1960s
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Echt, NL
Early 4801 Lounge Chair by Joe Colombo in very good condition Number 42 This chair is formed from 3 pieces of plywood which lock together without any mechanical fixings. Produced ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Joe Colombo Tube Chair
By Joe Colombo, Flexform
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original first-issue Tube lounge chair, designed by Joe Colombo for Flexform. A highly collectible example of Italian postmodern design by the visionary designer. First issued in 196...
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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PVC

Elda Lounge Chair by Joe Colombo for Comfort Italy 1970s
By Joe Colombo, Comfort, Italy
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Iconic design chair by top designer Joe Colombo. The Elda chairs were produced by Comfort Italy from the early 60s. The rotating black fibreglass shell gives the chair a clean look a...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

Elda Chair by Joe Colombo for comfort, Italy
By Joe Colombo
Located in Herzele, BE
Elda lounge chair designed by Joe Colombo for Comfort in 1963. Joe Colombo named the chair after his wife. The Elda chair was the first chair with a fully self- supporting fibergla...
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1960s Italian Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

Joe Colombo Chair No. 4801, Black Plywood, Kartell, Italy, 1960s, One of Four
By Kartell, Joe Colombo
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of four "interlocking" lounge chairs designed by Joe Colombo for Kartell, Italy, manufactured in midcentury. Joe Colombo's iconic 4801 armchair was designed in 1963-1964. A mode...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Tubular Chair after Joe Colombo
By Joe Colombo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Postmodern lounge chair made by an anonymous creator in the style of Joe Colombo's radical Tube Chair. Its playful silhouette is made up of four cylinders of varying sizes are fixed ...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather

1964, Joe Colombo, Super Comfort Chair in Red Leather and Black Base for B-Line
By Joe Colombo
Located in IJMuiden, NL
The superleggera armchair, design by Joe Colombo for Bieffeplast, Italy / B-Line and is not in production anymore. The Superleggera armchair remains as fashionable and modern as ever...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Elda Lounge Chair Joe Colombo
By Joe Colombo
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Elda in white leather and white fiberglass structure The lounge chair is in good original condition Leather is still soft but wear some patina with different color on the cushi...
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1960s Italian Organic Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

Blue "Tube" Chair by Joe Colombo
By Flexform, Joe Colombo
Located in Paris, FR
Modular chair with plastic tubes, foam and covered by a polyurethane coat. Produced by Flexform, with its shipment bag.
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1960s European Space Age Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Elda Lounge Chair by Joe Colombo, 1963
By Joe Colombo
Located in Stamford, CT
A Joe Colombo "Elda" lounge chair completely redone in new silvered grey leather.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Elda Lounge Chairs by Joe Colombo, Comfort Italy
By Joe Colombo
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elda lounge chair Designed by Joe Colombo in 1963 for Comfort , Italy. Rotating fibreglass shell with leather covered cushions. Wonderful ORIGINAL edition lounge chair! Black leathe...
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1960s Italian Vintage Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

Joe Colombo "Elda" Chair, Italy 1960s
By Joe Colombo
Located in Brecht, BE
Lounge chair model "Elda" designed by Joe Colombo in 1963. Made of white fiberglass structure with original dark grey leather, rare to find these in the color grey ... this one w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Joe Colombo Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

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Located in New York, NY
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Joe Colombo lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs.com has Joe Colombo lounge chairs available for sale. These distinctive items are frequently made of Plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Joe Colombo lounge chairs there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 22 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many of the original lounge chairs by Joe Colombo were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Vico Magistretti, Carlo De Carli and Paolo Buffa. Prices for Joe Colombo lounge chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,200 and tops out at $20,754, while pieces like these can sell for $8,900 on average.

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