Joe Colombo 'Elda' Lounge Chair in Cognac Leather
Joe Colombo for Comfort, lounge chair model Elda, fiberglass and leather, Italy, design 1963, later production.
This lounge chair is one of the first designs of Joe Colombo, which he named after his wife Elda. The black fiberglass shell body is fitted with cognac leather thick cushions that support the sitter from different sides. Next to the ergonomic features, the leather shields the seater from surrounding happenings and ensures sound insulation, creating a private environment. The revolving system of 360 degrees rotation and the wheels still ensure the users’ mobility. The Elda chair soon became Joe Colombo’s trademark.
The Elda chairs also sits in the collection of (amongst others) the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris.
- Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L'Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 114.