Carlo Mollino

born 1905 Turin, Italy
died 1973 Turin, Italy

1929studied art history at the University of Ghent
1930architectural studies in the Aosta valley, Italy
1931 architectural degree from the University of Turin;
worked in his father’s engineering firm (Eugenio Mollino) in Turin
1934first building project in Cuneo, Italy;
first photographic works and first literary publications
1937designed the building for Società Ippica Torinese;
worked as an interior designer
1943project proposal for an “elevated house,” published in the magazine Stile
1947-55built Maison du soleil, Cervinia, Italy
1949gave his first lectures on architecture at Turin Polytechnic
1950furnished the RAI auditorium in Turin;
published II messaggio dalla camera oscura
1952-53designed a house for L. Cattaneo in Luino, Italy
1954designed the cars “Osca 110” and “Bisiluro”
1956professor of architecture at Turin Polytechnic
1957exhibited his own furniture designs at the Milan Triennial
after 1964designed the Chamber of Commerce building and the Teatro Regio, both in Turin
Carlo Mollino left behind a legacy of original, innovative work in the fields of architecture, interior design, photography, design, machine construction, and literature.
Carlo Mollino Portrait