Design by Patricia Urquiola.
Made in Italy by Kartell.
Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola revisits the classic Windsor comb-back chair, drawing upon designs from 18th century England and bringing it into a modern context. The molded plastic frame of the Comback Chair features a backrest consisting of seven "teeth" which spread out towards the lumbar region where they meet a reinforced hexagonal rim. Slim shafts radiate downwards to join the saddle-shaped seat.
Kartell's Comback is a single mold chair made from batch-dyed thermoplastic technopolymer that embodies functionality and ergonomics. This version features four legs made of solid ash with an oak-stained or lacquered finish. Select from a variety of color combinations.
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2011 Winner.
Material(s): Batch-dyed technopolymer thermoplastic, ash
Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Politecnico di Milano. During this time she also led the product development department at De Padova, where she co-designed with Vico Magistretti. In 2001 she opened her own studio of product design, display and architecture.
Patricia Urquiola has received many prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award and the Design Prize Cologne.
We caught up with Patricia Urquiola in a Q&A session: read up on Patricia Urquiola's Design Story here.View other products by Patricia Urquiola
Founded in 1949, Kartell is an established leader in the fields of modern furniture, interior design, and lighting for over 60 years. From its choice of cutting edge technologies, to its use of innovative and certified thermoplastic materials, the brand has revolutionized the use of plastics in modern furnishings. Their bold and charismatic designs are 100% Italian made, multifunctional, cross-sectional, easy to use, and possess an undeniable visual appeal. Colors, transparency effects, and unique shapes all define a signature Kartell product. Employing some of the most recognizable modern furniture designers of our time, Kartell is able to harmoniously blend functionality, style, durability, and modern appeal.
Kartell has won an enviable string of prestigious international awards, including nine Compasso d’Oro prizes (the most recent awarded to the Mobil Chest of Drawers in 1995 and the Bubble Club Sofa in 2001). In 2000, the Guggenheim Museum dubbed the Kartell Museum the "best industrial museum".View other products from Kartell