Kartell pays homage for the first time to one of the most iconic pieces in its museum with its re-edition of the 4801 armchair designed by Joe Colombo, an authentic symbol of design in the ’60’s, andnow much sought-after in auctions of modern historical pieces. Well-known also for being the only piece produced by Kartell made entirely of wood, that same product can be made using today’s industrial technology to reproduce the curving sinuous lines of the piece. A numbered series of the seat is available in three line-enhancing colors – transparent, white and black.
- PMMA transparent or colored in bulk
- Width: 72 cm / 28.375 inch
- Height: 57 cm / 22.5 inch
- Depth: 65 cm / 25.625 inch
- Seat Height: 30 cm / 11.75 inch
- Seat Width: 61 cm / 24 inch
Kartell's company story shines through in each and every one of its products. A commitment to the ever changing and advancing technology and versatility of plastic, Kartell's primary material, is at the heart of this Italian design house. Design integrity and innovation is another core element of Kartell's operations, highlighted by its partnerships with internationally aclaimed designers. Kartell's design roster includes Philippe Starck, Partricia Urquiola, Enzo Mari, Piero Lissoni, Vico Magistretti, Alberto Meda, Ferruccio Laviani and Ron Arad, among other top talent.read more...
Over a 63 year history, Kartell has positioned itself in the forefront of contemporary interior design, building an impressive resume of prestigious awards including several Compasso d'Oro awards - the oldest industrial design award in Europe. New York's Museum of Modern Art is also a collector of Kartell for its permanent collection, including the iconic modular Componibili storage unit by Anna Castelli Ferrieri.
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Kartell Joe Colombo Armchair Designed by:
- Joe Colombo
Italy, 1930 – 1971
Joe Colombo was born in Milan, Italy and went to school at the Brera Academy of Fine Art where he studied painting and sculpture. He entered the avant-garde art scene of the early fifties as part of the “Nuclear Movement” of painters who sought to break down the formal, static boundaries of painting with more organic images bursting out of the growing international anxiety about the nuclear bomb. This was the perfect environment for Colombo to begin germinating his philosophies on designs for the future.
In the late 1950s he went to school at the Faculty of Architecture and designed his first project, a condominium, in 1956. In 1962 he opened his own studio in Milan designing architecture and furniture. In 1964 he was awarded an IN-Arch prize for the interior of a hotel in Sardinia. During the sixties, and until his death in 1971, Colombo produced an extraordinary number of furniture and appliance designs.
Among some of his best-known furniture designs from this period championed plastic as a viable modern material. Kartell pays homage to one of the most iconic pieces in its museum with its re-edition of the 4801 armchair designed by Joe Colombo, an authentic symbol of design in the ‘60s, and now much sought-after in auctions of modern historical pieces.