CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections
1905 - 1973
AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
with artist and producer's metal labels and with Brooklyn Museum's painted accession number 54.64.232
molded plywood, maple, brass, and glass
30 ⅜ by 98 ½ by 31 ½ in. 77.2 by 250.1 by 80 cm.
Designed in 1949, executed in 1950 by Appelli & Varesio, Turin, Italy, for the traveling exhibition Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today; this work is unique.
The present lot is registered in the library of the Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, as number CM 298.
Gift of the Italian government to the Brooklyn Museum, 1954
"Italian Furniture Without Clichés," House & Garden, December 1950, p. 130, illustrated
“Nuovi Mobili alla M.U.S.A.,” Domus, no. 253, November - December 1950, p. 105, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)
Interiors, vol. CXI, no. 2, September 1951, p. 21, illustrated
Lisa Licitra Ponti, ed., Mobili e Interni di Architetti Italiani, Milan 1952, p. 38, illustrated
Anne Bony, Les Années 50, Paris 1982, p. 197, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)
Sergio Polano, ed., Carlo Mollino, 1905-1973, Milan 1989, p. 32, illustrated (in the Apelli & Varesio workshop, 1950) and p. 227, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)
Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, The Furniture of Carlo Mollino, London 2006, p. 163, pls. 296-297 (preparatory drawings of the model) and p. 298, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)
Giampiero Bosoni, Il Modo Italiano: Design e Avangardie Artistiche in Italia nel XX Secolo, Milan 2007, p. 81, illustrated (installed at Minneapolis, 1951)
New York, Brooklyn Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum; Oregon, Portland Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts; City Art Museum of St. Louis; Toledo Museum of Art; Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute; Baltimore Museum of Art; and Providence, Rhode Island, Museum of Art, Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today, November 1950 - November 1953, n.p., pl. 1, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)
Turin, Italy, GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Carlo Mollino: Arabesques, September 2006 - January 2007
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Carlo Mollino: Maniera Moderna, September 2011 - January 2012, p. 299, illustrated (installed at Munich, 2011)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Carlo Mollino, November 2018 - March 2019