A very pleasant set of six 'model 300' chairs designed by Joe Colombo in 1965 for the Italian manufacturer Pozzi. Colombo was convinced that functionality should come first, and the result was a complete focus on the user. Ahead of his time, he used the latest materials and technologies and many of his futuristic designs saw the light of day, and have become icons of the new way of living that is so widely appreciated today.
His design principles are beautifully brought together in these model 300 chairs. Strong, comfortable, and characteristic are the things that describe this design best. These exemplars are completely original and proof of their robustness. The frame is made of oak and the front legs are slightly darker stained than the rest and allow for a nice contrast. The wood with its modest grain and patina frames the orange faux leather seat and, as you can see, is not straight but angled. This results in firmness and particularly pleasant seating comfort. We see that the seat is secured on both sides with four black Allen screws. An obvious choice by Colombo to show the technique and at the same time make it a decorative addition. Under the legs are the original plastic bumpers that ensure that no scratches occur on the floor.
The frames and the leather have light signs of wear such as scratches and other minor wear and tear and can be called minimal for the age of these chairs.
Literature: Ignazia Favata, Joe Colombo Designer Catalogo Ragionato 1962-2020, p. 85