Carlo Mollino: Maniera Moderna

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Maniera Moderna is dedicated to the multi-faceted work of the Italian architect, designer and photographer Carlo Mollino (19051973). His surrealist roots are evident in the black and white photography and interiors of the 1930s, right through to his later work in the elegant Teatro Regio and his highly staged erotic Polaroids. However, he was also inspired to create the most individual of designs by the Futurism of Gaudi, Niemeyer and Le Corbusier. His extravagant furniture, which he produced in limited numbers or as unique pieces, is still extremely sought after. It is an expression of the designer's extraordinary flights of fancy: chairs can look like deer, the ribs of a table like the human spinal column, backrests like skis. This monograph is divided into six chapters: choreography, montage, publications, display, appropriations and techniques, which impressively highlight the correspondences within Mollino's wide-ranging and heterogeneous oeuvre.