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Vintage Iconic Joe Colombo Elda Armchair, Italian Space Age, White Leather

About the Item

It’s 1963, Space Age is at its dawn, and Italian architect Joe Colombo designs a piece that will define the aesthetics of the era: we’re of course talking of the Elda chair, named after his beloved wife, manufactured by Comfort and later on by Longhi. It’s hard to believe these sinuous curves, rendered in fiberglass and leather, will turn sixty in 2023: good design is truly timeless! Over the course of the years, the Elda has been manufactured in three different shell colours (black, grey and white, the present), and in a wide range of upholsteries, mainly in leather. Yet, the most iconic and sought after one is the white shell/white leather, the present one, also because it easily integrates with virtually any interior. The offered chair is well preserved, with the fiberglass shell showing only minor signs of the time; the upholstery is the original one, and shows signs of use including fading and crackling.
  • Creator:
    Comfort, Italy (Manufacturer),Joe Colombo (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 36.62 in (93 cm)Width: 37.41 in (95 cm)Depth: 36.23 in (92 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in (42 cm)
  • Style:
    Space Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1963
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU7782233091892

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