Friday, September 19th, 2014



Carlo Mollino was an Italian polymath, a true renaissance man. Born in Turin, he would go on to become the embodiment of a true reckless genius.

An avid skier, racecar driver, and stunt-pilot flyer, Mollino pushed the boundaries of lifestyle and art. The trail of creativity he left behind is quite intimidating, ranging from architecture and design to engineering and photography. His most notable architectural works include The Società Ippica Torinese (1937-1940), The Sledge-Lift Station of Lago Nero (1946 – 1947), and The New Teatro Regio di Torino (1965 – 1973). His most notable work of writing is “Un Messaggio Dalla Camera Oscura” – a criticism on photography.

Mollino was once credited as saying, “Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic.” He definitely embodied this mantra up until the day he died in 1973, while still working.

Below is a collection of Polaroids he produced between 1962 and 1973, showing that Carlo Mollino definitely knew how to have a good time and a fantastic life, while still creating fantastic work.