The furniture pieces that Carlo Million (1905-73) designed in his birth town Turin during the years following WWII are so expressive, extravagant, and surreal that sometimes, they make your heart drops. The curvilinear language that the designer who loved creating fantasy created, has often been described as ‘Streamlined Surrealism.” In the 40s and 50s, Mollino had been occupied with crafting interiors for wealthy families in Turin seeking for means to express their progressive taste, and allowing him to experiment with his unusual perceptions. In its upcoming design sale, Phillips will offer a pair of armchairs, representing two of only three known examples, created for the Gemma Acotto’s home in Turin, and crafted by Apelli & Varesio, the workshop responsible for executing most of Mollino’s furniture. To celebrate this event, here are examples of chairs by Mollino which I love.
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