Dick Dankers, co-owner of the Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam, views Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino (1905–73) in the same wildly multidisciplinary light as he does Leonardo da Vinci. “The flying aeroplanes, the erotic pictures—Mollino was obviously mad about women,” Dankers says, “and it showed in all his designs. He was unlucky to live in the era when, after the Second World War, Italian industry was shattered, and his ideas were copied. All the furniture in the Fifties from Scandinavia? When you boil it down, it came from Mollino.” Though Mollino famously designed a lip-shaped sofa based on a Dalí work, Dankers’s pick is the Arabesco table manufactured by Zanotta.