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Carlo Mollino Armchair for the RAI Auditorium, Turin, Italy, c. 1951

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Brass and velvet
Dimensions
W. 24.75 in; H. 32.75 in; D. 27.5 in;
W. 62.87 cm; H. 83.19 cm; D. 69.85 cm;
Condition Good. Great vintage condition
Creation Date c. 1951
Description Rare and exceptional Carlo Mollino armchair in brass and velvet, Turin, Italy, c. 1951.

This armchair was originally devised for the important Radio Audizioni Italiane (RAI) Auditorium, a historic commission for acclaimed architect and designer Carlo Mollino. Highly collectible, this armchair perfectly showcases the sinuous lines, exquisite craftsmanship, sumptuous materials, and elegant composition of Mollino's work, all signature trademarks of his celebrated design.

Final image in the slideshow pictures the armchair in-situ at the RAI Auditorium for which it was originally designed. (Photo by Armin Link)
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 39
Book References Giovanni Brino, Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography, Milan, 1987.
Dealer Reference Number FRN0806
Incollect Reference Number 443557
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