Joe Colombo ‘Elda’ lounge chair in white leather/white fiberglass, 1971
Joe Colombo, lounge chair model ‘Elda’, fiberglass, white leather, Italy, design 1963, 1971 production. 1st owner.
The ‘Elda’ chair is one of the most well-known designs of Italian designer Joe Colombo. This lounge chair is one of the first designs using the new material fiberglass in a great amount. Joe Colombo named this design ‘Elda’ in honor of his wife. The white fiberglass shell is fitted withe leather cushions that support the sitter from all sides. The way the leather is tufted in thick tubes characterizes the ‘Elda’ lounge chair in an unparalleled manner. Very good vintage condition. Please note that the item shows some signs of wear and use.
The ‘Elda’ chair is also represented in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris