First starting with painting and sculpture until 1949 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, Milan, Joe Colombo (1939-1971) followed with architecture studies at the Polytechnic school in Milan until 1954. He returns to his first passion in the
Joe Colombo’s designer career starts in 1962 when he opens his first agency in Milan. With his brother Gianni Colombo, he creates the Acrilica lamp and the Elda armchair in 1963. In the
His innovative, futuristic or even utopian style is within the great streams of the 1960’s such as Pop Art. One of the main axes of his work is about researching modular and flexible systems. The Tube Chair, in 1969, made up of four PVC tubes of varying diameters covered in foam and able to take different positions is a perfect example.
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