The Elda Chair.
Joe Colombo died 47 years ago yesterday when he was only 41. In only 10 years, he designed an enormous number of objects, including entire residential machines, some of his furniture are still in production, and the old originals are traded like financial investments.
His best-known piece of furniture is the „Elda Chair“, named after his wife and designed 1963. The armchair consists of a fiberglass shell standing on a rotatable, invisible base and is upholstered with thick leather beads. We have an early version in the classic colours black and white currently in the showroom, good vintage condition.
Our favourite text about Joe Colombo was written by the author Rolf Mecke, who wants to read on, just click on the link, also the New York Times brought a nice article immediately after his death:
Rolf Mecke: „Joe Colombo. Der Unvollendete.“ (sorry, only in German):
The New York Times: „Joe Cesare Colombo, a Designer Of Furniture and Interiors, Dies.“ (sorry, for subscribers only):