Joe Colombo (1930-1971) Poker table 1968

SKU: 18505

A fabulous poker table from the late 1960s by Joe Colombo (1930-1971). The double Formica top sits on chrome legs, each player has a poker chip holder that can pivot out during play and be tucked underneath if not needed or if the table is being used as a dining table. Press studs hold the green playing cover in place. The stainless steel poker chip bowls can be removed for cleaning. 

Full Name: Cesare "Joe" Colombo
Born: July 30, 1930
Died: July 30, 1971
Nationality: Italian
Profession: Industrial and Furniture Designer

Joe Colombo was born in Milan, Italy, on July 30, 1930. He initially studied painting and sculpture at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan from 1949 to 1954. Later, he shifted his focus to architecture, studying at the Polytechnic University of Milan until 1954. In the late 1950s, Joe Colombo began his career as an artist and designer, joining the Movimento Nucleare, an avant-garde group of artists. By 1962, he had transitioned fully into industrial and furniture design, founding his own design studio in Milan. Colombo was known for his futuristic and innovative designs, which often incorporated new materials and technologies. Joe Colombo's work is characterized by a bold, functional, and often modular approach. He designed a variety of furniture pieces, lighting, and household items that have become icons of 20th-century design. Among his most notable creations are the "Elda" chair, the "Boby" trolley, the "Tube" chair and the poker table. His designs were often characterized by their organic shapes, use of plastic, and a visionary approach to living spaces.

Light wear.
Approx. overall 28" high x 38½" x 38½"
Approx. overall 71cm high x 98cm x 98cm

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