Width: 98 cm = 38.60 "
Depth: 90 cm = 35.40 "
Height: 94 cm = 37.00 "
Armchair / lounge chair, model 'Elda', made of fibreglass and upholstered in leather. Revolving shell made of white lacquered fibreglass with back and seat upholstery in white leather.
Cesare “Joe” Colombo was an Italian designer renowned for combining pop aesthetics and high-tech materials with a total or environmental attitude toward design. Colombo anticipated that technology’s profound impact on society would increasingly allow people to retreat to the private spaces of their own homes. More accurate for today than the 1960s, his vision of a modern networked lifestyle was supported by furniture like the Elda armchair, whose cocoonlike seat and swiveling base created an ideal throne for the new citizen, comfortably connected to the world through the television, telephone, and other communication media.
Literature: Joe Colombo. The Invention of the Future. Milano 2005. pp 144-145, pictured. The Repertoire of Italian Design. 2 Bänder. p. 144, pictured.
Conditon: signs of age-related wear and tear, slight discolouration of the leather and seat shell, as well as partial scratches and worn edges.