3.29.2011

fucking genius: carlo mollino's chairs

Don't even get me started on
The man did it all,
and usually like no one else,
then, and even now.
True genius.
I'm not going to go into his accomplishments,
quirks, kinks, and idiosyncrasies,
I'll leave that up to your explorations.
Way more fun for the uninitiated that way.
I realized that there really weren't many shots of
his chair designs online, and
that's what prompted this post.
All images are from the 
FANTASTIC
book
by Fulvio Ferrari and his son
Napoleone Ferrari.

Carlo Mollino
Devalle House
Unique piece
1941

Carlo Mollino
Devalle House
2 pieces
1940

Carlo Mollino
A & C Minola House
1970s
You will see a lot of this,
beautiful women in Mr. Mollino's chairs.
This is a fashion shot from the 70s,
not taken by Carlo, he was a Polaroid Man...
for his work look here.

Carlo Mollino
F & G Minola House
Unique piece
1945
The chair is hard to see in the lower left corner,
but I had to include this shot of Carlos's shadow.
This photo says a lot about him.

Carlo Mollino
A & C Minola House
8 pieces
1945

Carlo Mollino
Albonico House
 Pieces unknown
1944

Carlo Mollino
Albonico House
Version 2 and detail
 Pieces unknown
1944

Carlo Mollino
F & G Minola House
8 pieces
1945

Carlo Mollino
Collona House
6 pieces
1954

Carlo Mollino
Pieces unknown
c.1952

Carlo Mollino
F & G Minola House
2 pieces
1946

Carlo Mollino
A & C Minola House
2 pieces
1940

Carlo Mollino
Devalle House
2 pieces
1940

Carlo Mollino
Acotto House
Unique piece
1952

Carlo Mollino
F & G Minola House
4 pieces
1947

Carlo Mollino
A & C Minola House
2 pieces
1946

Carlo Mollino
Orengo House
2 pieces
1949

Carlo Mollino
Unique piece
1947
Come on!!!

Carlo Mollino
Reale Mutua Assicurazioni
At least 4 pieces
1948

Carlo Mollino
Galleria Vigna Nuova
Unique piece
1948

Carlo Mollino
Galleria Vigna Nuova
Unique piece
1948

Carlo Mollino
Rivetti House
8 pieces
1949

Carlo Mollino
Provera House
8 pieces
1955

Carlo Mollino
From the exhibition
"Italy at Work"
4 pieces
1950

Carlo Mollino
Orengo House
Unique piece
1949

Carlo Mollino
L & L Licitra Ponti House
(Gio Ponti's daughter, these chairs were a wedding gift)
6 pieces
1950
(I've sat in one of these!)

More
and 

Part 2 tomorrow....

5 comments:

  1. These chairs remind me of the time I was walking past Ligne Roset with my little brother. I asked him what he thought of the Bourellec brothers' Facett armchair, and his compelling response was "I wouldn't know where to put my arms." Seems to me that this fellow, Mollino, was fairly concerned with the idea -- where to put one's arms. What a decadent idea! Concern for that issue made for some serious chair gems. And, that lucky Ponti daughter. Like she didn't have it so good already.

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  2. mother fucker! your blog is fuckin awsome! bad ass!

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  3. You are so right, these chairs to me are like giant flowers, or plants, or even insects. I love every single one. Sexy and curvy, and more sex. Crazy horny they are!

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  4. Hey Patrick

    Your blog is fantastic. It is a daily fix for sure. I reblogged the mollino post. Too good to pass up. I hope that is OK.
    Hope things are going well.

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  5. maybe carlo didnt care so much for arms ,but he sure had his hands all over the girls he loved to polaroid if you know what i mean..

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