Colombo phones and Joe Colombo himself


UK designer Tej Chauhan has designed some killer retro-futuristic telephones, named the Colombo One and Colombo Two (photo above) after designer Joe Colombo.

Joe Colombo had a short but impactful career in design, from just 1962 until his untimely demise, at age 41, in 1971. In addition to working on furniture for Alessi and Kartell, Colombo was fond of producing hi-tech interiors that featured touches like TVs that disappeared into the ceiling and panels that rotated to reveal hidden bars.


You can read more about Colombo’s work here, and if you happen to live in Graz, you’ll be able to catch the last installment of the Vitra Design Museum’s Colombo retrospective, “Joe Colombo: Inventing the Future.”



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