Wonderfully carved walnut organic dining chairs made in Italy circa 1955. The chairs are unmarked, but resemble the design of Carlo Mollino. In the manner of Leonardo da Vinci, Mollino considered Nature as the “master of masters,” that is, the source of inspiration for a design able to combine structural rationality with harmony and expressive beauty. His bony and vegetable-like pieces of furniture were truly three-dimensional structures that conveyed an extraordinary feeling of vitality.
Inspiration is not prompted, it springs forth from a state of grace, just carburation that stems solely from the continuous undistracted toil of eyes and spirit. You are secretly working also when shaving, contemplating scenery, or listening to a bore. When all is done, you can never remember when that celebrated and illuminating inspiration occurred.