Joe Colombo and modularity

Joe Colombo and modularity

17 July 2019

Joe Colombo made history with his original and dynamic intuitions, exemplified in flexible forms all projected towards the future.
The creations stemming from his genius were nearly always distinguished by extreme modularity, not as an end in themselves, but dedicated to functionality and to a usability dictated by constantly evolving spaces and lifestyles.

A versatile and vivacious designer, one endowed with fervid imagination and yet at the same time, concrete and with a bent for technology, he was perhaps first in the home context to think limitlessly of spaces, relinquishing them, without any type of boundary, exactly like his talent, which has swung freely between art and science.

His pure and highly technical designing approach, devoid of redundant contaminations, matches well with the essential and rigorous style of B-LINE’s production which, striving to conjugate past and future, wanted to celebrate the “Tower furniture” concept, as Joe Colombo himself had called it, “ a rational, functional and fully operational” object, thus returning the mythical Boby trolley to the fore, multi-functional and nomadic par excellence.

The same criterion and same destination for Ring, hyper-modular storage unit, on wheels as well, which when appropriate also serves as a small table.

Always designed by Joe Colombo and with B-LINE’s painstaking attention to detail, the transformable and ingenious Multichair seating system and Crossed, a generous pouf in which its sartorial excellence emerges, are all part of B-LINE’s catalogue.