by Joe Colombo
Joe Colombo named his first chair after his wife Elda. Colombo loved working with plastic and other progressive materials. Hence the seating is made of fibers. In those days it was the biggest chair with a selfsupporting seating of fiberglass ever made.
The Elda soon became the trademark of Colombo. He loved to sit on it with his inseparable pipe.
These generous chairs can spin on its base. The leather (sausage like) cushions in the seating are especially designed to give maximum comfort and support. Youre sitting, as it were, in a save cocoon. The acoustics is not forgotten. The sound is muted for the person sitting in the chair. The Elda is supplied in multiple colours of leather, among them black and darkbrown.
The chair is exposed in the MoMA in New York and the Louvre in Paris.