joe colombo’s square system reintroduced by karakter




karakter reintroduces the multi-faceted and versatile ‘square system’ by joe colombo during paris design week 2015, in partnership with maison et objet. colombo believed in democratic and functional objects, seeking flexibility, in which he envisioned furniture pieces that could be used in many different ways. ‘square system’ offers just that. it hosts a range of possibilities through its stackable modules, and can be arranged as a minibar, side tables, office storage, as well as applied in bathrooms and kitchens. originally produced in plastic, it is being re-issued in aluminium. joe colombo square system designboom
‘square system’ modules offer a range of furniture possibilities




‘square system’ is part of the 10/10 exhibition at MODA from september 3rd to 12th, 2015. the show brings forth ten key contemporary design projects, selected by françois bernard. the french trendsetter says of the works curated, ‘magic is the trigger for inquisitiveness, for inventiveness. the pursuit of magic initiates and heightens knowledge, pushes technology to change daily life.’ ‘square system’ is presented alongside the ‘op vase’ by bilge nur saltik, eugeni quillet’s ‘tube chair’ for mobles 114 and tangent design’s ‘inaho’, ‘fluff’ and ‘kihou’ lighting projects, joe colombo_square system_designboom_004
the ‘square system’ modules structured as a side tablejoe colombo_square system_designboom_005
‘square system’ as an office storage unit

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the ‘square system’ is being re-issued in aluminium by karakter