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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Back from the Alps – more on that shortly. I saw some nice bikes out there (along with some very dubious outfits that would appear to knock any grand unified theory of Euro Cool into a cocked hat) – lots of pretty dull stuff too, but some of the titanium glinting in the Savoyard sun [...]
Rob English completed my bike and here are the first set of images – it’s a stunning piece of engineering! The brakes and saddle are not the final versions (the Ciamillo brakes hadn’t arrived in time, and I have a carbon Arione saddle waiting here) but the rest is all complete. Better to let the [...]