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Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) was one of the foremost figures in a generation of Italian architects. Born at the dawn of the twentieth century- his work embodied the renewal of the national artistic season and marked the golden age of Italys global identity. This biography demonstrates Mollinos unique anti-conformist attitude- a design statement that was at odds with the zeitgeist in his home town- Turin- in the 1980s. This brave move- however- paid off and was the reason for the great international interest in his extraordinary creative skills in the fields of architecture- design and photography. Also famous for his love for mountains- cars and aviation- Mollino captured the attention (and the amazement) of the critics for the individuality of his works. In architecture- furniture and interior design- his output combined examples of Surrealist sensibility and a pioneering and highly personal organic approach. His famous three-legged chairs- tables with zoomorphic shapes- armchairs on tiptoe and daring skeletal structures have in recent years achieved the very peak of world collecting- thereby contributing to his renown as an unparalleled creator.Published in the same style as the successful Minimum Architects series- the Minimum Design series includes books about the major figures in the field of design- creators of objects that have become a part of our daily lives. The lamp on our desk- the chair we are sitting on or the glasses we are wearing have a genius behind them to be discovered. These volumes introduce in a practical manner the personalities and the works...
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