Design by Joe Colombo, 1968.
Kartell's classic 4867 - Colombo Chair was the first industrial seat in the world created by a single injection mold and it offers multiple design solutions still to this day. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the cylindrical leg is cut down the middle to enable side-by-side positioning with other chairs, and the grooves at the side of the seat allow for snug stacking. There is a nice little opening in the seat back that makes a handy grip for moving the chair around as well as for draining water should it get wet outside. Can be stacked up to 3 high.
To simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product have a clearly printed universal Recycling Identification Mark.
Notes: Suitable for outdoor use. Assembly required.
Material(s): Polypropylene, Polymer
Model(s): KRT-4867 4867
(1930 - 1971)
Cesare "Joe" Colombo was born in Milan as the second of three brothers. He studied painting and sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, the academy of fine arts, in Milan and then architecture at Politecnico di Milano University.
In 1958, Joe and his younger brother Gianni took over the family business, which produced electric appliances. Using the factory as a playground, he started to experiment with new construction and production technologies. In 1962 Joe Colombo opened his own design office, which specialized in interior design and architecture projects for industry and retail stores. Concentrating on industrial design for the remainder of his short life, Joe Colombo believed that many problems could be solved by the use of new materials - first and foremost plastic. Joe Colombo was one of the most influential and representative designers of the modern era and his adventurous and futuristic character became his trademark. He received many awards for his designs and his works have been exhibited and included in the some of the most significant museum collections worldwide.See other lights/products from Joe Colombo
Kartell works with renowned designers such as Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, patricia Urquiola, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto and Philippe Starck, who all appreciate the wealth of knowledge that Kartell has about plastics technology and the innovative ways in which it can be effectively applied to items for modern living.
Kartell has over fifty years of experience in designing classic furniture from plastics which has made the company famous in the history of Italian and international design.
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