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  • Coupe 1159/R Wall Lamp from Oluce | Modern Lighting + Decor

    Coupe 1159/R Wall Lamp

    Oluce
    $ 3,190.00

    The Coupé 1159/R wall lamp was designed by Joe Colombo for OLUCE. This elegant lamp provides direct light from a lacquered aluminum reflector. This...

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  • Coupe 1158 Wall Lamp from Oluce | Modern Lighting + Decor

    Coupe 1158 Wall Lamp

    Oluce
    $ 1,818.00

    The Coupé 1158 wall lamp was designed by Joe Colombo for OLUCE. This elegant lamp provides direct light from a lacquered aluminum reflector. This f...

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  • Spider 3319 floor lamp from Oluce | Modern Lighting + Decor

    Spider 3319 floor lamp

    Oluce
    $ 1,545.00

    The Spider 3319 floor lamp was designed by Joe Colombo for OLUCE. This lovely floor lamp offers direct lighting. The lacquered metal base along wit...

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  • Coupe 3321 floor lamp from Oluce | Modern Lighting + Decor

    Coupe 3321 floor lamp

    Oluce
    $ 1,615.00

    The Coupé 3321 floor lamp was designed by Joe Colombo for OLUCE. This elegant lamp provides direct light from a lacquered aluminum reflector. This ...

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  • Coupe 3320 R floor lamp from Oluce | Modern Lighting + Decor

    Coupe 3320 R floor lamp

    Oluce
    $ 5,305.00

    The Coupé 3320/R floor lamp was designed by Joe Colombo for OLUCE. This elegant lamp provides direct light from a lacquered aluminum reflector. Thi...

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Telling about Joe Colombo means telling the brief but intense parable of one of the greatest Italian designers, who died in 1971 at the young age of 41. It means telling about a life, as quick as lighting, of a man who strongly believed in the future and who gave us a very particular prefeguration of those fundamental 60s, when the future suddenly started to appear closer. Joe Colomb’s future was an anti-nostalgic future (he would not have recognized as “future” the ‘90s in which we live today), in which an intelligent technology would have helped every human activity, laying the foundations for completely new living models. At the time, Joe Colombo designed entire living cells. The first one was for Buyer, Vision ’69, an integrated cell divided in “functional stations”: the “ Night-Cell” block (bed+cupboards+bathroom), the “Kitchen-Box” ( kitchen+dining room), the “ Central-living” ( living room). These functional stations are articulated mapwise as well as sectionwise. Just like the homes designed by Joe Colombo, where floors and ceilings go up and down, continuously accelerating and slowing down within the interior dynamism, where shelves hang from above and lights are deep-set in the floor. This is probably the best know vision of Joe Colombo’s future, which make us smile today and talk about a science fiction utopia, but another one exists, one that has been subject to less analysis and which, unlike the former, proposes independent single elements, which condense functions and which are finished and ready to use.