Joe Colombo Plywood 4801 Lounge Chair No 42

Italy, 1962

Early 4801 Lounge Chair by Joe Colombo in very good condition
It is marked number 42
Produced by Kartell in the 1960s

Early 4801 Lounge Chair by Joe Colombo in very good condition It is marked number 42 Produced by Kartell in the 1960s This chair is formed from 3 pieces of plywood which lock together without any mechanical fixings The Plywood is lacquered black Joe Colombo was born in 1930 in Italy. He studied painting at the Beaux-arts academy of Brera then architecture to the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. He began his career as a painter and member of the Movimento Nucleare. Following his father’s death in 1959, he had to manage the familial company. Therefore, he began a designer career. Three years later, he founded his own design agency. He was interested in daily pieces of furniture and in their functions: modularity and flexibility. He liked to add his “anti-design” vision: design has to take advantage on architectural lines. He developed a futurist style which quickly seduced. He won many prizes including the Compasso d’Oro. Colombo is one of the most important designers of the 20th Century.
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59 x 74 x 66 cm HxWxD

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