Events May 2022

Carlo Mollino flying over NYC. Photo: courtesy

Carlo Mollino: Architect as Storyteller

May 9, 2022

Join the Center for Architecture for a presentation of the newly published, Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller (Park Books, 2021), by co-authors Napoleone Ferrari and Michelangelo Sabatino.

Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino (1905–1973), a polymath in sports and intellectual pursuits—from an aerobatic pilot to a professor at the Polytechnic of Turin—is known for expressionism, surrealism and elements of magic realism in his work. In the 1930s he was one of few architects to introduce elements of surrealist art and culture into the Modern Movement. Mollino’s buildings, interiors and furniture are known for their elegance, mystery, sensuality, and emotion. Some of his most significant buildings include offices of the Farmers’ Federation Cuneo (1935), Horse Riding Club of Turin (1940), Turin’s Chamber of Commerce, and Regio Opera House–both completed in 1973.

Co-authors Ferrari and Sabatino will be joined by Fulvio Ferrari, founder of the Museo Casa Mollino in Turin, for this talk with respondent Alicia Imperiale, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture.

Monday May 9, 6:00—8pm
Center for Architecture