Kartell 4801 Armchair by Joe Colombo
The Kartell 4801 armchair was originally designed in 1965 by the Italian master of design Joe Colombo, he was considered to be one of the true design geniuses who died prematurely at the age of 41 in 1979.
The 4801 chair was considered to be one of Joe's greatest designs and it was originally made from plywood, it was Kartell's first ever wooden chair and it was a change of direction for the company that exclusively produced furniture in plastic. Due to Kartell's modern industrial technology the chair has been reissued in 2011 and is now manufactured from plastic, way back in the 60s this complex and curvy chair could not be made from plastic after several failed attempts to produce it they settled on wood.
This reissued version has the exact same proportions as the original Kartell armchair.
The original design is much sought after in auctions and can be seen in some of the world’s most illustrious museums such as Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York, the Victoria and Albert in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The 4801 chair is made from technopolymer plastic and is now available in 3 colours crystal clear, black and white.
Designed by Joe Colombo
Seat Height 25cm