Iconic Joe Colombo 'Tube Chair' in Yellow Upholstery


Joe Colombo for Flexform, 'Tube' chair, pvc, foam, fabric, United States, 1969.

This lounge chair by Joe Colombo is designed by means of combining four hollow cylinders. This armchair, as sign of both anti-design and pop art can be adjusted as the tubes can all be disconnected from one another and placed according to ones own wishes. All the tubes fit in one another by means of which it can be easily transported. This playful piece is one of Colombo's icons and even though it has been designed in the 1969, it still feels contemporary and revolutionary today.

Joe Colombo (1930 - 1971) was an accomplished industrial designer who received his education at the prestigious Fine Arts academy in Brera. Over the course of his career, Colombo demonstrated his multidisciplinary artistic talent, delving into the realms of abstract painting, product design, and theory. Perhaps best known for his bold and visionary creations, Colombo imbued his designs with a futuristic and pop-art aesthetic, while simultaneously subverting traditional notions of design through his anti-design approach. Today, Colombo's innovative and influential designs have secured a prominent place in the annals of design history.

It is kindly advised that the construction of this chair is fragile and, as such, it is strongly recommended that this item be utilized solely as a decorative element within your interior space. Moreover, the fabric is in poor condition with loose threads and stains all-over. The frames of the tubes need to be restored due to fissures.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Flexform (Manufacturer) Joe Colombo (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1969
  • dimensions Height 32.29 in. Width 35.44 in. Depth 23.63 in.
  • dimensions Height 82 cm Width 90 cm Depth 60 cm
  • material Fabric Foam PVC
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50108641 + 45001398