Design Homage to Carlo Mollino - 1949
Writing desk. Plate glass top. Natural or black varnished oak frame. Natural or black varnished oak drawers and compartment with glossy lacquered parts in black.
Who knows what Carlo Mollino would have been capable of today, with access to carbon fibres or other composite materials, if in the 1950s he was able to create, using only solid wood and capable artisans, slender, lean and slim structures, equalled only in the contemporaneous constructions of Franco Albini, and the lightened struts of his Veliero bookshelf? Articulate and complex shapes, but which once understood can astonish owing to the constructive intelligence of a perfect mechanism where every element slots together, matching, twinlike with precision to the others, through precise (and custom-design) metal joint systems. True masterpieces, like the Reale table, created with a compact, transparent skeleton embellished with a crystal top that seems to frame it, or like the Cavour desk, where an asymmetrical structure is balanced by the presence of a chest and storage drawer that conclude the functional necessities of this piece with such a daring profile.