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joe colombo tube chair

by Joe Colombo, from Cappellini - sale

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joe colombo tube chair

Design Joe Colombo, 1969
Polypropylene, polyurethane foam, metal hooks
Made in Italy by Cappellini

Modular, flexible, simple and customizable: Tube is back. The project by Joe Colombo made the history of Italian design and is part of the permanent collections of the Triennale di Milano, Moma and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Designed in 1969, this iconic seat completely de-structured is once again contemporary thanks to next-generation production technology maintaining its original features unaltered. Components are manufactured through a rotational molding process that allows to produce hollow bodies in a single piece, stackable one on the other to avoid obstructions. Backrest and seat have the same shape and each element is interchangeable depending on the user's needs. Tubes are mounted together with fastening hooks while upholstery is available in leather or two-way stretch fabric.

Joe Colombo attended the Politecnico and the Brera Art Accademy in Milan. After an important experience in the informal art, he designs the X Triennale setting in 1954 and in 1956 he realizes his first building in Milano (Via Rosolino Pilo). In 1963 he sets up his own studio in Milan and devotes himself to the design of industrial products, many of which, when differently assembled, are proper object systems. Pioneer in ergonomic study for design, he develops unique and defined products, of sculptural and dynamic appearance. Several objects become icons of design and are part of the collections of the most important museums in the world.

24.5" w | 45.25" d | 26.25" h

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Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo

Cesare "Joe" Colombo’s educational career in painting began in 1949 at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and studied afterwards until 1954 Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University. In 1951, he joined the Movimento Nucleare, founded by Sergio D´Angelo and Enrico Baj as both an active painter and sculptor within abstract Expressionism. After joining the Art Concept Group in 1955, Colombo gave up painting to promote his design career. In 1959, Colombo had to take over the family company, which produced electric appliances, and started to experiment with new construction and production technologies.
Cappellini Furniture
Born into a family of furniture manufacturers, Giulio Cappellini began working for the family company in 1979, after earning his degree in architecture and studying business management. By the early 1980's, Giulio's leadership brought the Cappellini company into the world market from its three decade run as a handicraft furniture business. Hoping to expand the styles and materials used, Giulio scouted designers, bringing Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Marcel Wanders, Marc Newson, and Tom Dixon into the fold. Now, the firm boasts a varied, comprehensive collection rather than a singular style. Still, there are common threads: refined simplicity, dynamism, liveliness, humor.


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