Kartell is releasing a limited number of 4801 chairs by Joe Colombo, not to be confused with Columbo nor fellow Italian Joseph Colombo, who worked with a different kind of cartel. It can get tricky; all three were prominent in the late 60s and early 70s.
As part of the celebration of the reissue of furniture designer Joe Colombo’s iconic 4801 chair, Kartell and R 20th Century Gallery are presenting an exhibit featuring furniture and lighting designed by Colombo between 1964 and 1971.
The 4801 chair is famous for being the only Kartell piece to be made completely of wood. Kartell has developed new industrial moulding methods required to produce the design as it was originally envisioned, in plastic.
The chair is now available in transparent, white and black plastic.
The next designer to be featured at R 20th Century is Hun-Chung Lee. See his handmade ceramic and concrete pieces in person at the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.
R 20th Century Gallery | 82 Franklin Street | New York, NY | 212.343.7979