Joe Colombo Designer. Catalogue raisonné 1962-2020 – Silvana Editoriale

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[Author: Ignazia Favata]
Joe Colombo (Milan, 1930-1971) was one of the greatest designers of the 20th century. This volume by Ignazia Favata, his historic assistant since 1968, accompanied by a critical essay by Domitilla Dardi, is the first catalog raisonné of his work, of which 200 projects are documented, with particular emphasis on works still in production for fifty years.

Joe Colombo (Milan, 1930-1971) was one of the greatest designers of the twentieth century, a visionary and genius, capable of giving shape to ideas that are still striking today for their relevance. Trained first at the Brera Academy and then at the Milan Polytechnic, Joe Colombo expressed, in just twenty years, an innovative worldview, which, by placing man and his life at the center of reflection, imagined a dynamic and transformable habitat both on a domestic and urban scale. His design, in the round, aimed at satisfying every need thanks to technology and new materials, and at shaping space and its objects according to the different working activities and social interaction. Hence, the modular and dynamic furnishing complements with futuristic lines, among which stand out some pieces that have become iconic of Italian design such as the Acrilica lamp (gold medal at the XIII Triennale in 1964), the Tube Chair (now at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Louvre), the Spider lamp (Compasso d’Oro in 1967), the Boby trolley (S. M.A.U. prize in 1971) and the “multifunctional monoblocks”, such as Minikitchen (silver medal at the XIII Triennale in 1964) up to the Total Furnishing Unit at MoMA in New York. This volume by Ignazia Favata, his historical assistant since 1968, accompanied by a critical essay by Domitilla Dardi, is the first catalog raisonné of his work, of which 200 projects are documented, with particular emphasis on works still in production for fifty years.

Additional information

Dimensions 24 × 28 cm
Binding

Hardcover

Pages

304

Language

Italian, english

Year

2021

Joe Colombo Designer. Catalogue raisonné 1962-2020 - Silvana Editoriale

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