BETA by Joe Columbo

Joe Colombo 1930-1971

Designer Info

As a student at the Brera Academy and at the Milan Polytechnic, he initially embarked on a career as an artist and architect, and then concentrated on industrial design. In less than ten years, until his untimely death, Colombo designs a surprising amount of objects, all marked by a certain Pop taste and an enthusiastic attitude of faith in progress.

His products include the Mini-Kitchen, a 1 cubic metre kitchen on wheels (Boffi, 1964) to the Smoke glass for smokers (Arnolfo di Cambio, 1964) from the 4867 Universale stackable plastic chair (Kartell, 1965) to the Spider lamp (O-Luce, 1965), they are present in all the most important design collections and have made him a true icon of the Sixties.

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