Casa Mazzotti, in Albisola Marina, in the province of Savona, is the only Futurist house in Italy where the future was unable to force time to leave its mark. It has indeed reached us unscathed by the passing years, perfectly preserved, as it was designed by Nicolay Diulgheroff (1901-1982), a Bulgarian painter, designer and architect who had moved to Italy in 1926.
The building – merging in harmony the typical stylistic traits of Futurism and Rationalism – was entrusted to Diulgheroff by Tullio d’Albisola (pseudonym of Tullio Mazzotti, coined by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti), the Italian artist known mainly as the inventor of “Futurist ceramics”, as he gave manufacturing an avant-guardist boost that would change forever what up until then had been an exclusively handmade material.
Thus, Casa Mazzotti was designed to be the home, store and workshop of the Ligurian ceramist. Completed in 1934, and painted in unusual colors – straw yellow, blue-gray, goldenrod – the building was designed according to the principles of “simplicity, logic, proportion, economy… harmony and good taste”.
A method that has allowed Casa Mazzotti to reach the present without feeling the weight of the years.