Joe Colombo for Comfort Lounge Chair 'Elda' in Red Leather and Fiberglass


Joe Colombo for Comfort, lounge chair ‘Elda’, fiberglass, red leather, Italy, design 1963, later production

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 new material fiberglass in a great amount. Joe Colombo named this design ‘Elda’ in honor of his wife. The white fiberglass shell is fitted around the patinated red 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. The ‘Elda’ chair is also represented in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris.
Pleas note that the leather is in patinated condition with some cracks all-over. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Comfort (Manufacturer) Italy (Designer) Joe Colombo ()
  • date of manufacture 1963
  • dimensions Height 36.82 in. Width 39.77 in. Depth 37.01 in. Seat Height 16.15 in.
  • dimensions Height 93.5 cm Width 101 cm Depth 94 cm Seat Height 41 cm
  • material Fiberglass Leather
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113342