carlo mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london carlo mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london
may 13, 2009

carlo mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london

theatre chairs from the RAI auditorium of turin, by carlo mollino 1951 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

carlo mollino: interiors 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.

view of chairs from the RAI auditorium at ‘carlo mollino: interiors’ exhibition image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

theatre chairs from the RAI auditorium of turin, by carlo mollino 1951 image courtesy museo casa mollino

interior of the RAI auditorium of turin by carlo mollino, 1950-52. image courtesy museo casa mollino

chair from the casa editrice lattes publishing house by carlo mollino,  1953 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

chair from the casa editrice lattes publishing house by carlo mollino,  1953 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

chair from the casa editrice lattes publishing house by carlo mollino,  1953 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

untitled polaroid by carlo mollino, c.1962-73 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

untitled polaroids by carlo mollino, c.1962-73 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

untitled polaroid by carlo mollino, c.1962-73 image courtesy of sebastian and barquet

carlo mollino (1905 – 1973) was an italian designer and architect. the son of an engineer, mollino is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential designers of the 20th century. his individual aesthetic was defined by contrasting modes of expression, blending surrealism and organic form. a racecar driver, photographer, skier, engineer, architect and aviator, mollino’s eclectic character and broad range of interests inspired his unique career. his architectural projects included the camera di commercio and the teatro regio in turin. mollino’s diverse interests and non-conformist attitude set him apart from his peers. more articles on mollino from designboom’s archive.

sebastian + barquet london specialises in 1940s – 1960s french, italian, and american design, exhibiting museum quality works by some of the 20th century’s best known architects and designers.

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