Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo

Cesare Colombo (better known as Joe) was born in Milan in 1930. He attended the Brera Academy and the Milan Polytechnic school of Architecture. He worked as a painter, property developer, car salesman, and businessman before opening his own design studio in 1963. Within a few years he had won many major design awards. A tall, well-built, inveterate pipe smoker, he was never a slave to ideological bounds but embodied many of the utopian ideals of the 60s. He died prematurely in 1971 on his 41st birthday. His Boby Trolley line for B-Line is probably his best known work and is stocked by Aram Store.