Estimated value: 40.000-60.000 US$
20-21st Century Design Art
Sales date: 2002-05-22
Lot number: 123/2
For the Pavia café table, Mollino drew on traditional rustic designs for inspiration. The complex leg system is distinguished by the thru-tenon joinery. The Pavia restaurant was located in the same ski resort as Mollino's earlier Casa del Sole (1947-1955), in which Mollino first employed the iconic chair design.
Table and Two Chairs from the Pavia Restaurant, ca. 1954 solid oak with brass bolts and screws (3) 301/2 x 311/4 x 311/4 in. (77.2 x 79.4 x 79.4 cm)
Pavia Restaurant, Cervinia, 1954 Galerie Yves Gastou literature Giovanni Brino, Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography, Milan, 1987, p. 138 (for an illustration of the table) Paola Antonelli, ed., Sitting on the Edge: Modernist Design from the Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd, San Francisco, 1998, pl. 75 (for the table)