Joe Colombo - (1930 - 1971)

After experiences in various art's fields,from informal painting to furnishings, since 1963 he devotes himself to the industrial design for a mass-production; many of those objects, assembled in different ways, look as true systems.

By experimenting new materials and using most advanced technologies, he creates a kind of "machines for living", habitat of the future:
multi-function mobile units, like "VISIONA 1","TOTAL FURNISHING", "ROTO-LIVING","CABRIOLET-BED" and "MINI-KITCHEN".

He has been awarded in many prizes and quoted in selections, i.e.: In-Arch award for a Hotel's fitting-out ; at the XIII Triennale, one gold medal for the "ACRILICA" lamp and two silver medals for "COMBI-CENTER" and "MINI-KITCHEN" respectively; the "COMPASSO D'ORO" for the "SPIDER" lamp and the air-conditioner "CANDYZIONATORE"; the International Design award for the "COUPE" and "SPRING"lamps; the Tecnhotel Award for the "UNIVERSALE" chair and the S.M.A.U.award for the "BOBY" trolley.

Many of his works have been exhibited and included in the most important Museums's collections all over the world.