Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino (1905 – 1973) was once credited as saying, "everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic." That credo was certainly reflected throughout his body of work. Mollino's architecture and furniture are famous for their ability to enable occupants to manipulate volumes at a whim. In the last years of his life (1965-1973) he designed the two buildings that made him famous: the Palazzo degli Affari della Camera di Commercio and the Teatro Regio Torino (Regio Theater), both in Turin. Before his death Mollino completed the projects for the FIAT Directional Centre in Candiolo, the AEM building in Turin, and the Club Mediterranèe in Sestriere. Select reissue designs are produced today by Zanotta. Vintage designs are sold internationally at fine dealers and action houses.

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Reale table for Zanotta, paired beautifully with Hans Wegner swivel chair & Pierre Guariche wall light, c/o Steven Learner Studio’s West Village Residence project (top)
Chair from Lutrario Ballroom, Turin Italy c1959 for Ditta Doro (2nd)
Cavour desk for Zanotta (3rd)
Palazzo degli Affari della Camera di Commercio building, Turin/Italy (4th)
Cadma floor light c1994 (bottom)

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