Carlo Mollino (1905 – 1973) and Carol Rama (1918 – 2015) – two of the greatest eccentrics of Italian art – were neighbors in Turin, living a few meters from each other. Now it is possible to visit their homes which have been turned into house museums. Rama’s home still preserves the souvenirs and mementos of her career, including photos with Andy Warhol, notes from Man Ray, poems by Edoardo Sanguineti, and the materials she used on her paintings, such as glass eyes and rubber tires. Mollino’s apartment reflects his interior design philosophy: for him interiors were like shells “formed over time in infinite layers that are the negative and petrified image of the animal living within – the practical expression of a feeling”.
Images: [1, 2, 3] Courtesy of Museo Casa Mollino [4, 5, 6] Ph Nick Ash. Courtesy Archivio Carol Rama