239 pages : 30 cm
“Original and inventive, the work of Carlo Mollino (1905-73) is a unique chapter in the history of twentieth-century Italian design and architecture. For the first time, this book presents his complete works in furniture and interior design. Most of Mollino’s furniture was site specific with one-off pieces created for specially commissioned interiors. Rarely available, these works are highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts alike.” “From the start, both Mollino’s interests and personality set him apart from his contemporaries. Influenced by the Second Futurism and Surrealist avant-gardes, Mollino was a modern-day Renaissance man active in an impressive number of fields, including aeronautics, automobile design, art, photography, set design, town planning, furniture, interior decoration and architecture. Through his extensive artistic research, he was able to combine various contrasting forms of expression, which gave his work a remarkable and unusual dynamic. His furniture was based on organic shapes, such as tree branches, animal horns and the human body – with the female profile figuring prominently in his designs. Beyond this highly personal aesthetic, his work involved research into materials and technology, and the development of complex construction techniques, as with the celebrated bent plywood ‘Arabesque’ table of 1950.” “Illustrated with original drawings, sketches and archival photographs, The Furniture of Carlo Mollino represents the most comprehensive record of Mollino’s design production. Realized in collaboration with the Museo Casa Mollino and written by the Museum’s curators, Napoleone and Fulvio Ferrari, this monograph offers an insight into Mollino’s groundbreaking oeuvre.”–BOOK JACKET
Set of six “Lutrario” chairs, from the Lutrario Ballroom, Turin, 1959-1960
Estimated $15,000 – 20,000 and sold for $16,250 by Phillips de Pury and Company in New York, May 25, 2011
Actually this mouse lounge chair at “on file” already:
Carlo Mollino was an Italian architect and designer who also loved racing and taking polaroids of rather nude beautiful woman. Some in chairs, but most too nude for this blog. Alas.
However, this one is not too bad:
Sold for$21,250 at >Phillips de Pury and Company in New York in June, 2010.
Carlo Mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london
from: may 7 – june 27, 2009
currently the sebastian and barquet gallery in london is holding the most comprehensive exhibition of carlo mollino’s work in the UK to date. ‘carlo mollino: interiors’ features polaroids taken by mollino between 1962 and his passing in 1973 alongside earlier photographs, pieces of his furniture and a film installation.
Via Design Boom carlo mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london