Impronta: the outdoor armchair from Joe Colombo

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The armchair IMPRONTA, designed in 1954, belongs to the early

creative period of Joe Colombo when he was still attending the

Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and the Milan Politecnico.

The object is the result of accurate design sketches, also made

in section, that investigate the relation amongst the human posture,

when seated in relax, the ergonomic requirements and the desired

shape. The armchair is characterized by well defined lines:

it is a clear shape inscribable in a cube and fitted to confer a

comfortable seat.

Thanks to an effective use of drainage materials between the seat

and the casing, the water flows off through the structure and allows

the outdoor use of the armchair in addition to the indoor one.

This dual use creates continuity between exterior and interior

spaces, and defines new ways of living spaces.

Impronta: the outdoor armchair from Joe Colombo

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