Listing for S. Bend OR: Early Joe Colombo 'Tube Chair' 1969 incl.reupholstery
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 feel contemporary and revolutionary today.
Joe Colombo (1930 - 1971) was an industrial designer educated at the Fine Arts academy in Brera. Over his career, he has been an abstract painter, product designer and theorist. He has created many futuristic, pop-art and anti-design objects that have created a place for themselves in the history of design.
- Joe Colombo. Die Erfindung der Zukunft exhibition catalogue. Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, 2005, p. 230 - 231.