Original edition ELDA Chair by Joe COLOMBO
ELDA chair designed by Joe Colombo. Italy, Comfort, 1963.
Vintage rotating white fibreglass shell with moulded cushions in subtle original black leather. Sitting on a 360 degree revolving base. Very good vintage condition and very comfortable indeed! Named after Colombo's wife 'Elda'.
*Joe Colombo. Die Erfindung der Zukunft. Milano 2005. Pp. 144-145, illustrated.
*Repertorio del Design Italiano. 2 vols. p. 144, illustrated.
*Habegger & Osman. Sourcebook of Modern Furniture. P422, illustrated.
Cesare "Joe" Colombo was until 1949 educated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, the academy of fine arts, in Milano as a painter and studied afterwards until 1954 Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University.
In 1951 he joined the Movimento Nucleare, founded by Sergio D´Angelo and Enrico Baj. The following four years Colombo was active as a painter and sculptor of the abstract Expressionism and exhibited his works with other members in Milano, Torino, Verviers, Venice and Brussels.
In 1955 Colombo joined the Art Concept Group, but gave up his painting to promote his Design Career. Before he cooperated at an exhibition for the tenth Triennale of 1954 and documented the Ceramic Designs of an international meeting in Albisola. For his presentation Colombo created for example three exterior seatings which were combined with a "shrinelike" presentation of TVs.
Very good vintage condition with some patina and marks, a small piece of leather, professionally replaced. (see image).