Superleggera (Joe Colombo)

I ran across this designer while reading a book I picked up over Christmas break.  There are few mentions of his successes because his career was cut short by heart failure on his 41st birthday.  This chair caught my eye because of the name.  In Italian, Supperleggera, means super light, so the name is carried by more than one chair, wallets, and even a Lamborghini.  His Superleggera’s name was changed later to the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) because of it’s similarities.  Chair stories just get deeper and deeper.  Research what you can about a subject and see how many places it takes you.

http://designmuseum.org/design/joe-colombo

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4 Responses to Superleggera (Joe Colombo)

  1. Marie says:

    I have one in my studio!!! The leather is ivory colour!!! It’s so comfortable…it is difficult to explain in some words!!

  2. Hi, i have one also.. on orange colour, reading a book on it is a absolute saticfation..

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