Very rare Joe Colombo square plastic system designed in 1969. Parts are interchangeable and turnable. Was exhibited in the Joe Colombo Exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum. Fabrication: Bellato/Elco, Italy, 1969 Material: ABS plastic & chromed metal. In very good condition.
Dimensions: Total height 66 cm, width 79,5 cm and depth 42,5 cm.
Joe Colombo, born Cesare Colombo (30 July 1930 – 30 July 1971) was an Italian industrial designer. His first design for Kartell was the chair No.4801 which consisted of three assembled plywood elements. The flowing elements of his chair were a foretaste of his later plastic designs, like the chair universale No.4860 which was the first seating for adults made of ABS. Moreover, Colombo produced innovative designs for furniture, lamps, glass, doorknobs, pipes, alarm clocks, and wristwatches. Since the beginning of his career Colombo was most interested in living systems. His early modular container Combi-Centre of 1963 is an example for that. This preference for furniture systems led to designs like Additional Living System which could be assembled in various positions to get a great number of sitting positions. They reflect Colombo’s main goal, variability. His futuristic designs were integrated micro-living-worlds. For his own apartment Colombo designed the units Roto-living and Cabriolet-Bed, followed by Total Furnishing Unit, which was presented at the exhibition Italy: The Domestic Landscape at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1972. It presented a complete “living-machine,” comprising kitchen, wardrobe, bathroom, and sleeping accommodation, on only 28 square meters.
Famous designs: The Elda Chair (1963) The Brillio Chair (1971) The Topo Lamp (1970)
Netherlands € 75
Europe: € 105
Rest of the world: € 175