cavour desk

cavour desk

Design Carlo Mollino, 1949
Glass top, oak frame
Made in Italy by Zanotta

"Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic."
-Carlo Mollino

The Cavour desk features a .86" thick, plate glass top which sits atop a graceful and sculptural oak wood frame and drawer compartment. The contoured frame and drawers are available in your choice of either natural oak or wenge stained oak with brushed glossy lacquered parts in black. Since its birth in 1949, the elegant and sexy design of the Cavour is still very unique and impressive.

Born in Turin, Piedmont, Carlo Mollino grew up and became interested in a variety of topics that were as gaudy as his art, such as design, architecture, the occult, and race cars. His outrageous credo was certainly reflected throughout his body of work. Mollino's architecture and furniture are famous for their ability to enable occupants to manipulate volumes at a whim. Carlo Mollino died in 1973, he was still working.

97.2" w | 29.5" h | 35.4" d

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Carlo Mollino

Carlo Mollino of Turin, Italy was more inspired by his eccentric interests than he ever was by convention. Though beginning his career as an architect, Mollino moved into other disciplines, where he infused his loves of skiing, race car driving, the female form, and the occult. Of his many works, the highest demand is made for his furniture, due to its rarity. His pieces were mostly all commissioned, and are scarce. Mollino’s interests culminate in his furniture design, which display mechanical function, the wooden angles of Alpine homes, and womanly curves. As a ski-enthusiast, he wrote a book sharing his personal skiing methods. As a photographer, he worked largely with Polaroids and used his apartment as the stylized set for his nude female subjects. One room in his apartment had an even more specific purpose, designed to be Mollino’s own tomb in which he hoped to die and remain. However; this idea, directly inspired by the Egyptian pharaohs, was unrealized. He died of an unexpected heart-attack in 1973.
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