Joe Colombo (1930-1971) was probably one of Italy's most influential designers. Despite his premature death, he left behind a substantial production. From his late 20s, Colombo spent much of his time on painting and sculptural work. However, in his short career, which started late and really did not peak until the 60s, Colombo managed to design a number of products that have all almost become design classics. Joe Colombo experimented with new materials and production methods and created everything in industrial design such as televisions, lamps, kitchens and furniture. The products are exhibited at museums all over the world, and Museum of Modern Art includes many of his products in its permanent collection.