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In his brief but brilliant career, JOE COLOMBO (1930-1971) produced a series of innovations which made him one of Italy's most influential Italian product designers. From the Universale, the first chair to be moulded from one material, to the all-in-one Boby Trolley, everything Colombo created was intended for "the environment of the future".

When most designers discover that their work was been ripped off, they erupt in understandable fury; not Joe Colombo who would say: "We’ll just have to make it better." And if a manufacturer didn’t show as much enthusiasm for a project as Colombo himself, he didn't waste time arguing, but stopped work and found another company to make it.

Colombo saw his role as a designer as the "creator of the environment of the future". Throughout the 1960s, whenever he wrote or lectured, his emphasis was on change and the possibility of harnessing new technologies to produce new design solutions. "The possibilities presented by the extraordinary development of audiovisual processes are enormous," he opined. "The repercussions on the way in which humanity lives could be considerable. People will be able to study at home and carry on their own activities there. Distances will no longer have much importance." Info source: www.designmuseum.org

 

‘habits change, the interior of rooms has to
change with them’ - expresses the central idea of the
following examples.
the ‘additional system’, ‘tube chair’ or ‘multi chair’ are some
examples of his mobile collection which accomodate the
individual purposes in a wide range.
the different sized pieces can be pinned together in
various configurations to form chairs, sofas or whole
living landscapes.
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Colombo's Tube Chair 3d visualization 360 degrees: iDesign / design objects / tube chair

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