JOE COLOMBO AND ITALIAN DESIGN DESIGN OF THE SIXTIES
Publisher: The MIT Press
Edited By: Ignazia Faviata
Dimensions: 28,5 cm x 23,5 cm
In this volume, written by Ignazia Faviata Valentini, professor of engineering at the University of Milan, and who was assistant to Joe Colombo himself until his death, and now also runs Joe Colombo's studio and curates Colombo's archives, is accompanied with an introduction by Vittorio Fagone, art historian and critic of contemporary art, who also works at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Milan.
Several pieces produced during the 1960s are shown, such as the "Elda" chair produced for Kartell, the curved "Perspex" lamps for O-luce, or the placeware setting for Alitalia, these items are considered classics or, as an alternative name, are also known as "Colombo classics". In addition, among the documentation, a large number of sketches, photographs, drawings, models and prototypes of the entire production of Colombo 51 pieces can be found, which makes the book a complete work of one of the most inventive stars of Italian design.