Joe Colombo 4801 Armchair by Kartell
designed by Joe Colombo
This is Kartell's re-creation of the 4801 Chair by design pioneer Joe Colombo, first introduced in the 1960's. The original chair was made of three pieces of cured plywood. This fresh iteration is yet another testament to Kartell's unparalleled talent for casting plastic elements together into one seamless form.
Available in glossy black or white or transparent crystal.
Dimensions: 59" h x 62" w x 64" d
About the Manufacturer
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell seating). In addition, the use of plastics reduces the need for living plants, such as trees, which are costly and take years to replace. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell furniture can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the seven different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
Transparent or batch-dyed PMMA
Overall: 59" h x 62" w x 64" d
Seat height: 25" h