January 27, 2017


Tube in yellow by Joe Colombo through Cappellini.

The reissue of a 1969 pop icon that resides in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a big deal indeed. Tube, a deconstructed lounger by the late Italian architectJoe Colombo, originally produced by Flexform, is now on Cappellini’s books, reproduced to the same specifications but with the aid of current rotational-molding manufacturing. Hooked together with fasteners, the tubes can be rearranged as desired to form different configurations. The seat’s structure of foam-covered polypropylene is now available upholstered in luxe leather or a two-way stretch fabric in orange, yellow, black, turquoise, or white. Handily, the cylinders stow one inside the other—not that you’ll ever want to stash Tube out of sight.

Tube in orange by Joe Colombo through Cappellini.

Tube in black by Joe Colombo through Cappellini.

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