Carlo Mollino, a versatile, inspired and highly idiosyncratic individual of innate ability to synthesise diverse influences and passions, is today acknowledged as one of the most strikingly original creators of mid-century Italian architecture, design and photography.
The son of Turin's most pr
Slinky, kinky, and plastic. These are the descriptors that Joe Colombo's version of a utopian space-age future calls to mind. In the 1960s, sci-fi fantasies gave rise to molded curves, tubular furniture, and synthetic fabrics. The Italians and Scandinavians were at the forefront of the design revolut
He hails from the land of tea and crumpets, but Nigel Coates first found success in a country better known for sushi and sake. But though Japan was the first to embrace his futuristic, semi-permanent "pop" stylings, it wasn't long before his buttoned-down countrymen recognized Coates' avant-garde vis
Gaudi believed that the straight line belonged to man and the curved line to God. His work has been called "impassioned, savage, and poetical to the point of frenzy." The most prestigious figure in Catalan architecture, his stature is due to the originality and audacity of his technical solutions, hi