Mollino's buildings were long handled with negligence. It is significant that in 1960 the Turin city council voted to demolish the Società Ippica Torinese, which had only been completed in 1940. Although Carlo Mollino has gained increasing attention in recent years, he is still not fully recognized as an architect. In contrast, his furniture has long been on great demand by collectors: in 2005 one of his tables was sold at auction for 3.8 million dollars. Contemporary artists, such as Karole Armitage and David Salle, Nairy Baghramian, Steven Claydon, Armin Linke, Mai-Thu Perret, Heidi Specker and Simon Starling, refer explicitly in their work to Carlo Mollino. The Casa Mollino is a popular site for shoots among photographers like Jürgen Teller and others.
Mollino's fascination with the beauty of a sweeping, corporal movement is reflected in all his designs.
The exhibition is Chris Dercon's last presentation for the Haus der Kunst; in April 2011 Chris Dercon became director of the Tate Modern. His project assistant at the Haus der Kunst is Sophie Remig.
Wilfried Kuehn, curator and architect, and Armin Linke, curator and artist and with the Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, the Archive of the Central Library for Architecture of the Polytechnic, Turin, and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.