carlo mollino, ‘virata’, 1942
© museo casa mollino, courtesy federico motta editore
carlo mollino (1905-1973 turin, italy)
was an professor/practitioner of architecture who could
make anything …and was an expert in all fields.
his career was highly diversified:
he was a designer of furniture and interiors, of fashion, theater
and film sets, he loved photography, writing, skiing and he liked
to play daredevil. he designed the ‘bisiluro’ racecar, which he
drove at the leman’s 24 hour race in 1954.
he redesigned the ‘osca 1100′ car series, project never went
he designed part of aeroplanes and risky acrobatic maneuvers.
women were another of the architect’s passions.