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Cesare "Joe" Colombo was until 1949 educated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, the academy of fine arts, in Milano as a painter and studied afterwards until 1954 Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University.

In 1951 he joined the Movimento Nucleare, founded by Sergio D´Angelo and Enrico Baj. The following four years Colombo was active as a painter and sculptor of the abstract Expressionism and exhibited his works with other members in Milano, Torino, Verviers, Venice and Brussels.

In 1955 Colombo joined the Art Concept Group, but gave up his painting to promote his Design Career. Before he cooperated at an exhibition for the tenth Triennale of 1954 and documented the Ceramic Designs of an international meeting in Albisola. For his presentation Colombo created for example three exterior seatings which were combined with a "shrinelike" presentation of TVs.

In 1959, Colombo had to take over the family company, which produced electric appliances, and started to experiment with new construction and production technologies. In 1962 Colombo opened his own interior design and architecture projects, mostly for lodges and skiing.

Colombo designed products for Oluce, Kartell, Bieffe, Alessi, Flexform and Boffi.

Colombo died in 1971 on his 41st birthday.
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Design, Miniflash Table Lamp, Joe Colombo

Miniflash Table Lamp

Joe Colombo

Design - 8.1 x 5.9 x 5.1 inch

£1,069

Design, 'KD 27' Table Lamp, Joe Colombo

'KD 27' Table Lamp

Joe Colombo

Design - 9.1 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch

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Design, Set of 4 vintage "300" Leather Chairs for Pozzi, Joe Colombo

Set of 4 vintage "300" Leather Chairs for Pozzi

Joe Colombo

Design - 34.3 x 19.7 x 18.9 inch

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Who is the artist?

Cesare "Joe" Colombo was until 1949 educated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, the academy of fine arts, in Milano as a painter and studied afterwards until 1954 Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University.In 1951 he joined the Movimento Nucleare, founded by Sergio D´Angelo and Enrico Baj. The following four years Colombo was active as a painter and sculptor of the abstract Expressionism and exhibited his works with other members in Milano, Torino, Verviers, Venice and Brussels.In 1955 Colombo joined the Art Concept Group, but gave up his painting to promote his Design Career. Before he cooperated at an exhibition for the tenth Triennale of 1954 and documented the Ceramic Designs of an international meeting in Albisola. For his presentation Colombo created for example three exterior seatings which were combined with a "shrinelike" presentation of TVs.In 1959, Colombo had to take over the family company, which produced electric appliances, and started to experiment with new construction and production technologies. In 1962 Colombo opened his own interior design and architecture projects, mostly for lodges and skiing.Colombo designed products for Oluce, Kartell, Bieffe, Alessi, Flexform and Boffi.Colombo died in 1971 on his 41st birthday.

What is Joe Colombo’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Deutscher Werkbund

When was Joe Colombo born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1930