Carlo Mollino was born in Turin. He received his degree in Architecture in 1931 and his career was highly diversified, covering architecture, design, interior decorating and town-planning. Among his other accomplishments, he designed a wide variety of furniture of all types and he even invented new kinds of furniture. But he also created planes and cars.
His production made him one of the icons of the 1950s. One of his major works is the Turin University School of Architecture, where he held the chair of Architectural Composition and Decorating from 1952 to 1970.