architect - designer
Graduated in architecture in 1931, he had an extremely articulated
professional activity in architecture, design, furnishing, and urban planning. He realized
an extremely vast design production featuring furniture, airplanes, and automobiles.
In addition to being an industrial designer, Carlo Mollino became expert in photography, acrobatic aviation, and car racing successfully managing to use the skills and the experience gained from this activities for his industrial design work.
Among his most important furniture creations is a collection of chairs he designed for
the Faculty of Architecture of Turin in which he worked as a professor in architecture and decorative arts
in the period between 1952 and 1970.
Among his most important architectonic creations is the building for SocietÓ Ippica Torino built
between 1935 and 1939, which unfortunately in 1960 was demolished. Another important architectural work
he realised is the sledge-lift station and the hotel in the area of lake Nero in Val d'Aosta, Italy, in 1948.
He is also the author of the auditorium of Rai (the Italian main state mass media tv station) in Turin.
With the sculptor Mastroianni he realised the monument for Caduti per la LibertÓ in Turin.
In the period around 1960 he designed Camera di Commercio and Teatro Regio.
He is recognised as an extremely intelligent architect whose area of interest and professional activity also revolved
around the themes of skiing, motoring, fashion, and literature. His furniture design collections are exhibited in the
most important design museums around the world.