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Joe Columbus

Joe Colombo was born in Milan in 1930, the son of an industrialist. In the early 1950s he joined the nuclear painting group with Enrico Baj. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera and at the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 1961, after leaving the profession of sculptor and painter, he opened a design studio in Milan. In 1964, at the 13th Milan Triennale, he won the Gold Medal

He participates in the 14th Triennale in Milan, where in a space entirely dedicated to him, he exhibits new interior design proposals, including the famous Programmable System for living.

In 1963 he won the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale with the acrylic table lamp, currently an integral part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Philadelphia.

In 1967 he won the Golden Compass Award for the Spiderlamp, produced by OLUCE. In 1968, he won the Design International Award in Chicago.

In 1970 he won the Golden Compass Award for an Air Conditioner produced by CANDY.

In 1971 Boby, produced for B-Line, won the First Prize at smAU in Milan.

In 1972, shortly after his untimely death, his project of Global Furniture Unit was exhibited at the exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape held at MOMA in New York.

In 1984, a retrospective was held at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Villeneuve-d'Ascq.

From 16 September to 18 December 2005, the retrospective JOE COLOMBO Inventig the futurewas held at the Triennale in Milan.

His studio is currently directed by Ignazia Favata, who recently published a volume on the Milanese designer's production.

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Continental Library 2 Joe Colombo

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Continental Library 2 Joe Colombo

Derived from hanging display elements, the Continental 2 library consists of a mesh of perpendicular floors that form a spherical box cap.

This Continental library template consists of two semi-spherical parts to be arranged both juxtaposed and used separately.