Untitled (drawing for a radio cabinet)
Italy, c. 1944-46
Carlo Mollino

Graphite on paper
9½ × 6½”

As a child, Carlo Mollino was smitten by the engineering work of his father and his infatuation led him to the study of constructional engineering and architecture at the University of Turin. After graduating, Mollino worked at his father’s studio before founding his own architectural and interior design practice run out of the same space. He built several famed structures including the Società Ippica Torinese (1937-40, now destroyed), Casa del Sole, Cervinia (1947-54) and the Teatro Regio Torino (1965-73) as well as several private homes and apartments. —Wright

The drawing  illustrates the side elevation of a radio gramophone cabinet designed for the Ada and Cesare Minola House, Turin.

(Photo: Wright)