Carlo Mollino
Chair and ottoman
Maker: Doro
Italy
1959
Resinflex, enameled steel, beech, burnished brass
Chair 21¼ w x 23 d x 29½ h in.
Ottoman 16½ w x 11½ d x 17 h in.
Reupholstered in 1986 with accordance to fire prevention standards

Chair and ottoman from the Lutrario Hall in Turin, Italy

Manufacturers sticker to the back of the chair [Doro Cuneo]

Product Description
Carlo Molino's personal wealth allowed him the luxury of designing and making furniture pieces without regard to their financial viability. This resulted in a body of work that is unique, rare, and often times specifically designer for a project, as is the case with the Lutrario chair and ottoman for the Lutrario Hall in Turin. This chair and ottoman for the Lutrario Hall in Turin, Italy, were made in 1959, and were reupholstered by the Lutrario Hall in 1986 in accordance to the mandatory fire-prevention standards of the time Apart from a coffee table that he designed for Singer & Sons in 1950, his furniture designs were never produced in a factory or intended for the general public.
Literature
Fulvio Ferrari - Carlo Mollino Cronaca 1985, p. 140, Turin, Italy, Stamperia Artistica Nazionale Editrice
Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari - The Furniture of Carlo Mollino 2006, pp. 153 and 231, New York, Phaidon

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