Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo, Italian designer, painter, architect, filmmaker et cetra had a noble impact on the field of Space Age design.  Credited for such inventions as the “boby trolley” and the “tube chair” many of his contributions to the design community and futurist movement are widely respected.  Colombo worked for several high end furniture companies including Bernini, Stilnovo, Kartell, and the like.  His award winning designs have been internationally exhibited.

Tube Chair

Colombo utilized injected molded plastic and contemporary material to create an array of elegant and imaginative pieces.  Colombo had an affinity for interiors as well.  Previously studying architecture in Milan, his ergonomic sensibility was complimented by his funky far-out vision.  This was apparent in his installation at the Vitra Design Museum.

Vitra Design Museum

Joe Colombo died at the age of 41 yet left behind a legacy of exquisite innovations for aesthethic productivity. His work can be seen at the permanent exhibition of mid century modern furniture at the MoMA.

June 27th, 2006 by Karen

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