Italian designer and architect
Joe Colombo (born July 30, 1930, Milan, Italy–died July 30, 1971), born Cesare Colombo, was an important Italian designer and architect who started his artistic and creative interests as a painter and sculptor. Renowned for his embrace of modern technologies and for the potential he saw in modular furniture and designs, Colombo created a body of furnishings that spoke to the energy and excitement over the potential of the Space Age.
Colombo was born and raised in Milan. His father was a curious and industrious individual, and his mother was an artist who encouraged the young Colombo to pursue his creative instincts from a very young age. Given his upbrin
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