Elda Chair, no 1005

A work made of fiberglass and vinyl.

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  • A work made of fiberglass and vinyl.

Date:

designed 1963

Artist:

Joe Colombo (Italian, 1930–1971)
Manufactured by Comfort Fratelli Longhi (Italian, founded 1959)

About this artwork

Cesare “Joe” Colombo was an Italian designer renowned for combining pop aesthetics and high-tech materials with a total or environmental attitude toward design. Colombo anticipated that technology’s profound impact on society would increasingly allow people to retreat to the private spaces of their own homes. More accurate for today than the 1960s, his vision of a modern networked lifestyle was supported by furniture like the Elda armchair, whose cocoonlike seat and swiveling base created an ideal throne for the new citizen, comfortably connected to the world through the television, telephone, and other communication media.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Joe Cesare Colombo (Designer)

Title

Elda Chair, no 1005

Origin

Italy

Date

1963

Medium

Fiberglass and vinyl

Dimensions

97 x 100 x 91 cm (38 x 39 1/4 x 36 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon and Carole Segal

Reference Number

2015.314

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