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
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.