4801 Plywood Prototype Armchair

Joe Colombo for Kartell

This rare prototype of Joe Colombo’s 4801 plywood chair for Kartell is composed of three interlocking sculptural painted plywood pieces, creating a chair that appears fluid while also exhibiting its formal construction. The chair features an amusing  prototype cushion, never realized in later iterations, that is made of plastic and reminiscent of an inflatable pool toy.

Dimensions: W 28" x D 30" x H 24" x SH 16 1/2"

Year: 1965

Material: Plywood