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The Furniture of Carlo Mollino: Complete Works Hardcover – 15 Aug 2005


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (15 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714845329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714845326
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 2.9 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,018,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Sensual and surreal, the work of Carlo Mollino finally gets the book it deserves…find page after gorgeous page of furniture…the best book about the best architect to design furniture written by the two people in the world who really know about him.' (Nigel Coates, Spoon)

'Beautifully produced…With erudite essays by authors, […], this gorgeous book is a must for every designer’s library.'(Emma Dent Coad, Building Design)

'[Mollino] got to photograph a lot of beautiful women, write a really good guidebook about downhill skiing, crash aeroplanes and race at Le Mans. Leonardo and Michelangelo, for all their sublime talents, never left such legacy.' (Guardian)

'For admirers of Italian design [...] an invaluable purchase...luxurious.' (Blueprint)

'Where some designers strive for simplicity, [Mollino] delighted in complexity: a multi-layered character himself, his furniture is as convoluted and contorted as his view of life.'
(Crafts)

'If you call yourself a designer of furniture, you might be just that; on the other hand you might, like Carlo Mollino, be a 'mechanic, book-keeper, lawyer, boor, model of good manners, swallower of bitter pills, charmeur, dancing partner of elderly ladies and snake charmer' during those moments when you are not immersed in bouts of poetic creativity.'
(Timothy Brittain-Catlin, World of Interiors)

About the Author

Fulvio Ferrari has been studying the work and life of Carlo Mollino since the early 1980s, having organized the first exhibition of his work in 1985 and founded Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, 1999. He also curated 'Italian Design 1951-73' in 1984 in Munich and has published several books on the work of Mollino, the furniture of Gabetti & Isola, the ceramics of Ettore Sottsass and radical Italian lighting design of the late 1960s, among others.

Napoleone Ferrari co-founded Museo Casa Mollino in Turin. He is co-author of two books on Mollino's photography, and of Luce, on Italian lighting design of the late 1960s.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guilherme Canta on 22 July 2010
Format: Paperback
Carlo Mollino was a revolutionary italian architect and designer.
In this book you can discover his furniture work's. Most of them are one-off pieces designed specifically for the houses he also designed. Some of the pieces presented are among the most expensive in the 20th century design auctions and are truly amazing.
The book is very well designed, with excellent photographs and Mollino's drawings, sketches and notes. The text is very good presenting an introductory essay by one of the author's.
A simply Superb book and a real bargain considering the quality.

If you are interested in the work of Carlo Mollino you can also buy:

Carlo Mollino: Designer and Photographer (Macro Exhibition Catalogue)

or

Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography

But the book being reviewed is the BEST on Mollino works (although only in the furniture section).
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It is not the definitive book on Mollino's approach to architecture, as he deserves much more. But it is a posible introduction
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book Dedicated to the Work of an Italian Modernism Master 26 July 2010
By Guilherme Canta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Carlo Mollino was a revolutionary italian architect and designer.
In this book you can discover his furniture work's. Most of them are one-off pieces designed specifically for the houses he also designed. Some of the pieces presented are among the most expensive in the 20th century design auctions and are truly amazing.
The book is vey well designed, with excellent photographs and Mollino's drawings, sketches and notes. The text is very good presenting an introductory essay by one of the author's.
A simply Superb book and a real bargain considering the quality.

If you are interested in the work of Carlo Mollino you can also buy:

Carlo Mollino: Arabesques (Macro Exhibition Catalogue)

or

Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography, Revised and Expanded Edition
Five Stars 5 Feb. 2015
By Glenn G - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Excellent book and amazing condition
great book 17 Nov. 2014
By alex - Published on Amazon.com
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great book
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