60s design icon and pipe aficionado Joe Colombo designed the Elda chair in 1963, for Italian manufacturer Comfort. Named after his wife, the chair was the first of this scale to be produced with a fibreglass shell. Everything Colombo touched turned to futuristic gold, and the Elda is one of his best.
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Gerrit Rietveld designed the Zig-Zag chair in 1934. Comprising four planar elements and originally constructed from oak with brass fittings (later cherry with more complex dovetailing) it was (and still is) radically different from traditional chair design. Minimal in section, and easily stacked, it is both practical and revolutionary. Cassina is the authorised manufacturer of [...]
Marcel Breuer designed the B3 chair between 1925 and 1926 when he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus. It was put into production by Thonet sometime afterwards, initially utilising fabric bands secured by springs. After the War, production Gavina acquired the license and introduced the more common thick leather bands. They [...]