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S based on organic shapes such as tree branches animal horns and the human body the female profile figuring prominently in his design work These pieces evolved from the appreciation of the shapes of Art Nouveau and the architect Antoni Gaudi and were expressive and sculptural than those being produced in Milan at the same time Most of his furniture designs were site specific one offs for especially commissioned interiors and were manufactured by the Apelli Varesio joinery in Turin This has ensured that these pieces are very rarely available on the market and are highly valued by furniture collectors as proven by the recent sale at Christie's of one of Mollino's tables for the record price of 38 millionBeyond the sculptural aesthetics of his furniture his designs involved thorough research into materials and technology He developed a complex construction techniue whereby the structure seemed liberated by.

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The Furniture of Carlo MollinoCarlo Mollino 1905 73 the son of a prominent engineer of the city of Turin graduated with honors from the Royal School of Architecture in Turin in 1931 He joined his father's firm in the same year only to leave to pursue an independent and highly original career in design and architecture seven years later From the start both his interests and personality set him apart from his contemporariesInfluenced by the Second Futurism movement and the Surrealist avant gardes he was active in an impressive number of fields including aeronautics automobile design art photography set design town planning furniture interior decoration and architecture Highlights from his architectural output include the headuarters of the Societa Ippica Torinese 1935 9 and the Teatro Regio Torinese 1966 both in Turin Mollino was able to bring together various forms of expression through his profound artistic research His furniture wa.

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FREE READ The Furniture of Carlo Mollino ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Carlo Mollino 1905 73 the son of a prominent engineer of the city of Turin graduated with honors from the Royal School of Architecture in Turin in 1931 He joined his father's firm in the same year only to leave to pursue an independent and hThe weight of the material as clearly seen in the glass and bentwood Arabesue table 1949 still in production by Zanotta His famous interiors were richly decorated with fabric used not only as upholstery but also as spatial device He aimed to create architecture and interiors that could be manipulated by the user as with the innovative lighting system for the Miller House 1937 which was mounted on a curving track and could be moved along the ceiling of the house The Furniture of Carlo Mollino presents for the first time Mollino's complete furniture and interior design Including drawings and archival photographs it represents the most comprehensive record of this part of Mollino's production Realized in collaboration with the Museo Casa Mollino and written by the Museum's curators Napoleone Ferrari and Fulvio Ferrari this monograph emphasizes the contemporary significance of Mollino's groundbreaking oeuv.