Joe Colombo’s modular furniture is still cool decades later

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Living System Box 1
credit: Joe Kramm, Courtesy of R & Company

Cesare ‘Joe’ Colombo was an influential Italian designer of the 1960’s. According to the Design Museum biography of Colombo, he believed that everyone should have access to good design for their homes. Inspired by space travel and telecommunications, his designs often have multiple configurations and can be transformed to suit the user’s needs.

A selection of Colombo’s work is currently on display at R & Company in New York City. The works are from the collection of Olivier Renaud Clement. The following pages of this slide show highlight his modular, transforming furniture such as "Living System Box 1" (shown above).

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