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Bonacina 1889 Nastro Indoor Sofa Natural Rattan, Upholstered, Joe Colombo, 1964

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Design by Joe Colombo for Bonacina 1889, 1964. Plastic and sculptural shape, low seat, bold finish and colors make this piece emblematic of the 1960s design, a period that conceives furnishing objects as works of art, with which to give voice to thoughts and fantasies. Joe Colombo's vision sees furniture as autonomous, flexible, transformable and independent from the architectural context: in this way Nastro design becomes suitable for the most diverse atmospheres and living places. Structure available in natural finish, lacquered or aniline stained in the color card options (see images) or any color with RAL reference. Upholstery available in the color card options (see images) or in COM.

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Available finishes (See Color Card) Structure - Natural Rattan Raw - Laquered: Argilla, Biancopuro, Greige, Lichene, Mandarin, Olivo, Ottanio, Zafferano - Anilin Stained: Gesso, Moro Upholstery: see Colour Card Customized Options Available

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About Joe Colombo (Designer)

He died tragically young, and his career as a designer lasted little more than 10 years. But through the 1960s, Joe Colombo proved himself one of the field’s most provocative and original thinkers, and he produced a remarkably large array of innovative furniture, lighting and product designs. Even today, the creations of Joe Colombo have the power to surprise.


Cesare “Joe” Colombo was born in Milan, the son of an electrical-components manufacturer. He was a creative child — he loved to build huge structures from Meccano pieces — and in college he studied painting and sculpture before switching to architecture. In the early 1950s, Colombo made and exhibited paintings and sculptures as part of an art movement that responded to the new Nuclear Age, and futuristic thinking would inform his entire career. He took up design not long after his father fell ill in 1958, and he and his brother, Gianni, were called upon to run the family company. Colombo expanded the business to include the making of plastics — a primary material in almost all his later designs. One of his first, made in collaboration with his brother, was the Acrilica table lamp (1962), composed of a wave-shaped piece of clear acrylic resin that diffused light cast by a bulb concealed in the lamp’s metal base. A year later, Colombo produced his best-known furniture design, the Elda armchair (1963): a modernist wingback chair with a womb-like plastic frame upholstered in thick leather pads. 


Portability and adaptability were keynotes of many Colombo designs, made for a more mobile society in which people would take their living environments with them. One of his most striking pieces is the Tube chair (1969). It comprises four foam-padded plastic cylinders that fit inside one another. The components, which are held together by metal clips, can be configured in a variety of seating shapes. Tube chairs generally sell for about $9,000 in good condition; Elda chairs for about $7,000. A small Colombo design such as the plastic Boby trolley — an office organizer on wheels, designed in 1970 — is priced in the range of $700. As Colombo intended, his designs are best suited to a modern decor. As you see on these pages, if your tastes run to sleek, glossy Space Age looks, the work of Joe Colombo offers you a myriad of choices.


About The Maker

Emblematic of Italian excellence since its foundation in 1889, Bonacina 1889 is an independent, family-owned Design Brand that, over the years, defined a unique and timeless style, made of sensitivity to Creativity and Arts, attention to detail and use of Rattan, a natural raw material that grows in the Far East. Each piece is hand-woven and curved in Italy by passionate artisans: savvy and skillful workmanship makes our pieces unique and extremely lasting in time. Rich in exceptional heritage, the company has collaborated with Italian Design "Maestri”, such as Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Joe Colombo and Gio Ponti, and Internationally recognized Decorators and Architects like Renzo Mongiardino, Jacques Grange and Peter Marino in dreamy and cutting-edge projects. The company remains faithful to the natural raw materials that mostly defined its culture while consolidating the know-how, regarding the Outdoor world, on new techniques and materials. Bonacina 1889 is rooted in the Lake Como territory, relying on the know-how of the production district of Brianza, a hilly, fertile part of the area north of Milan. Bonacina 1889 philosophy is made of Quality, Sustainability, Italian authenticity and European Lifestyle and Tradition.
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