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Kartell Joe Colombo Armchair

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Originally released in 1965 in plywood, the chair returns in plastic this time. At the time they were not able to produce the chair in plastic.

A true symbol of Sixties design, famous also for being the only piece by Kartell made entirely of wood. Contemporary technology has made it possible to create the same product using PMMA, exploiting industrial production systems, recreating the curved.

Material : PMMA

Size: H 59 cm, Seat H 30 cm, W 62 cm, Depth 64 cm.

Joe Colombo
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Joe Colombo

Telling about Joe Colombo means telling the brief but intense parable of one of the greatest Italian designers, who died in 1971 at the young age of 41. It means telling about a life, as quick as lightning, of a man who strongly believed in the future and who gave us a very particular prefiguration of those fundamental 60s, when the future suddenly started to appear closer. Joe Colombo’s future was an anti-nostalgic future (he would not have recognised as ”future” the ’90s in which we live today), in which an intelligent technology would have helped every human activity, laying the foundations for completely new living models. At the time, Joe Colombo designed entire living cells. The first one was for Bayer, Visiona ’69, an integrated cell divided in ”functional stations”: the ”Night-Cell” block (bed+cupboards+bathroom), the ”Kitchen-Box” (kitchen+dining room), the ”Central-Living” (living room). These functional stations are articulated mapwise as well as sectionwise, just like the homes designed by Joe Colombo, where floors and ceilings go up and down, continuously accelerating and slowing down within the interior dynamism, where shelves hang from above and lights are deep-set in the floor. This is probably the best known vision of Joe Colombo’s future, which makes us smile today and talk about a science fiction utopia, but another one exists, one that has been subject to less analysis and which, unlike the former, proposes independent single elements, which condense functions and which are finished and ready to use.

Kartell
About the brand

Kartell is a renowned Italian design brand that has established itself as a global leader in contemporary furniture and home accessories. Founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli, the company has been at the forefront of innovative design, combining creativity, technology, and functionality to produce iconic products.

Kartell collaborates with internationally renowned designers and architects, such as Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, and Ron Arad, to create unique and timeless designs. These partnerships have led to the development of iconic pieces like the Louis Ghost Chair, the Componibili storage system, and the Masters Chair, which have become symbols of contemporary design.

In addition to furniture, Kartell offers a wide range of home accessories, lighting fixtures, and lifestyle products. Their product portfolio encompasses a diverse array of items, from tables and chairs to lamps, vases, and kitchenware. Each product reflects Kartell's commitment to innovation, quality craftsmanship, and a distinctive aesthetic that combines simplicity, elegance, and functionality.

With its commitment to sustainable practices, Kartell also prioritizes environmental responsibility. The company employs eco-friendly production techniques and uses recyclable materials, ensuring that their products have a minimal impact on the planet.

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