Monday, September 22, 2014

INSPIRATION Joe Colombo TUBE chair 1969… MARNI SS||2015

The TUBE chair is an Italian design icon from the late sixties, created by the legendary Joe Colombo [left] and might have been an inspiration and part of the creative mood boards of the Marni team while creating this cute little heel for their SS||2015 footwear [right]. 

Italian architect and designer Joe Colombo responded to the changing social conditions of the 1960s by radically reinventing furniture forms and creating innovative interior environments, reflecting swiftly evolving modes of living. The modular components of his TUBE chair can be arranged in any combination to suit the user, and can even be nested together, one inside the other. The foam-covered PVC tubes can be used in any number and combination, accommodating one or more people.