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Mario Botta Furniture

Swiss, b. 1943

Swiss architect Mario Botta may be renowned for his impressive postmodern architecture projects such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, but the chairs, lighting and other furniture he created reflect a mastery of geometrically rich forms and an elegant application of simple symmetry.

Born in Mendrisio, Switzerland, in 1943, Botta gained an interest in architecture at an early age. He apprenticed at the architectural firm Carloni and Camenisch and designed his first building — a two-family house at Morbis Superiore in Ticino — at age 16. During the early 1960s, Botta attended the Liceo Artistico in Milan and then studied at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice under art historian Giuseppe Mazzariol and influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.

While studying in Venice, Botta worked for Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier — whose career spanned hundreds of architecture projects — and gained inspiration from Estonian-American architect Louis Kahn, who was known for his modern and brutalist architectural style. In 1969, Botta completed his studies and established his practice in Lugano, designing and building single-family homes.

Throughout the 1970s, Botta gained fame for his innovative, geometrical designs and deceptively simple forms, such as his first large-scale building project in 1977 — the Middle School in Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland. Botta later established himself as one of the masters of 1980s postmodern design in his architecture and his furniture. His postmodern ideas characterize the dining room tables and seating he designed for companies such as Alias, as well as his table lamps and floor lamps for Artemide.

Botta’s noteworthy architectural projects designed during the 1990s and 2000s include the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center in Tel Aviv, Israel; the Monastery of the Holy Apostles Saint Peter and Andrew in Lviv, Ukraine; and the Theater of Architecture in Mendrisio, in 2018.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Mario Botta lighting fixtures, seating, tables and decorative objects.

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Creator: Mario Botta
Post Modern Swiss Design Seconda Chairs by Mario Botta for Alias, 1980s
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in Renens, CH
Set of 6 Seconda chairs by Mario Botta for Alias, 1980s The Seconda chair (1982) is an iconic piece of design, with use of materials that are typical for Botta’s furniture and lam...
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1980s Swiss Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mario Botta Latonda Chair, Alias, Italy, c1986
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in London, GB
Predominantly an accomplished architect, Botta designed a range of furniture for the company Alias during the 1980s. His designs tend to include a strong sense of geometry, often bei...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Sheet Metal

Postmodern Artemide Shogun Wall Lamps by Mario Botta, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide wall lamp, model Shogun – a design by the architect Mario Botta (1986). A typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movement, however these days only the...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Aluminum, Metal

Postmodern Vintage Shogun Black White Table Lamp Mario Botta Artemide 1986 Italy
By Mario Botta
Located in Vienna, AT
Postmodern authentic vintage table lamp from metal in black white bicolor color by Mario Botta for Artemide 1986, Italy. An iconic and timeless table lamp with personality in black ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mario Botta Quinta Chair for Alias
By Mario Botta
Located in London, GB
The iconic Quinta chair is constructed with a steel rod frame and folded perforated sheet-metal seat and back-rest. Designed in 1985, this iconic chair shows the influence of Botta's...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel

Mario Botta for Artemide Bicolor ‘Shogun’ Table Lamp
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Botta for Artemide, 'Shogun' table lamp, metal, Italy, 1986 Mario Botta referred to lamps as “people”. He said “Shogun is a person. He has a head, body and feet, plus he ha...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Black Metal Chairs "Seconda" by Mario Botta for Alias, 1985
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century black metal chairs "Seconda" by Mario Botta for Alias, 1985 Black metal chairs "Seconda" by Botta, with a painted steel structure and a seat in perforated and p...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Chairs Mod "Seconda" Designed by Mario Botta, 1982
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of chairs model "Seconda" designed by Mario Botta for the fine Italian manufacture Alias in 1982. Structure made of lacquered steel tube, cylindrical-shaped backrest made of pol...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel

'Shogun' Table Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Glendale, CA
'Shogun' Table Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide. Originally designed in 1986, the authorized re-edition of this table lamp is still made in Italy today using only the finest quali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Steel

Mario Botta Rare 1982 Chrome Seconda Chairs Italy Alias
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in San Diego, CA
Mario Botta Seconda Metal - Chrome armchairs Memphis for Alias Italy, 1982 edition with chrome and black leather is a rare version of the Iconic Seconda Mario Botta char. The Seconda...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Postmodern Italian "Shogun" Table Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide table lamp, model Shogun – a design by the architect Mario Botta (1985). An impressive lamp being a typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movement. ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Charlotte Armchair by Mario Botta
By Mario Botta, Horm
Located in Milan, IT
An example of skillful craftsmanship in a sophisticated, modern design, this armchair by Mario Botta comprises a structure in white-painted metal covered entirely by natural wicker. ...
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2010s Italian Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Postmodern Artemide Fidia Wall Lamp by Mario Botta, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide wall lamp, model Fidia – a design by the architect Mario Botta (1986). No longer in production. The two halogen bulbs can be changed direction by moving the bl...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum

Emiel Veranneman White Console Table and Mario Botta ‘Shogun’ Table Lamp
By Artemide, Emiel Veranneman, Mario Botta
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Emiel Veranneman, console table, white lacquered oak, Belgium, 1960s Belgian designer Emiel Veranneman created this console in the 1960s. Four legs are paired together on each sh...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Late 20th Century Charlotte Armchair by Mario Botta, Italy, 1994
By Mario Botta
Located in London, GB
The hallmark of Mario Botta’s architecture, characterized by purely geometric and cleverly interconnected volumes, is clearly visible in the Charlotte chair, edited by Horm. The cyli...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Wicker

Pair of Silver Artemide Shogun Wall Lights by Mario Botta, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant pair of Artemide Shogun Parete wall lamps designed by Mario Botta for Artemide, Milano, Italy in 1980s. Marked on the frame. Mario Botta is a postmodern Swiss architect and d...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Silver Plate

Mario Botta Pair of Ceiling Lights for Artemide, Italy, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Milan, IT
Mario Botta pair of ceiling lights for Artemide, Italy, 1980s Adjustable light direction.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mario Botta Pair of Vintage 'Shogun' Table Lamps for Artemide, 1986
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Tilburg, NL
Exceptional pair of iconic vintage 'Shogun' Table Lamps by architect and designer Mario Botta (1943) for Artemide 1986. Straight from the first owners, these table lamps have alwa...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Chaise Morelato
By Mario Botta, Morelato
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Mario Botta, this exquisite chair is a functional sculpture and will make an arresting effect in any room it is placed. The geometric shapes that make its contemporary si...
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2010s Italian Mario Botta Furniture

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Textile, Birch

Mario Botta Vintage "Shogun" Floor Lamp by Artemide
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in East Hampton, NY
Italian floor lamp designed by the Italian architect, Mario Botta for Artemide, 1980s. The black base is made of cast iron, the powder coated shaft is back and white striped. Two ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Italian Postmodern "Shogun" Floor Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide, 1980s
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide floor lamp, model Shogun Terra – a design by the architect Mario Botta (1985). An impressive lamp being a typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movemen...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mario Botta for Alias Pair of 'Obliqua' Sofa's in Zebra Print Upholstery
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Botta for Alias, sofa´s, model ´Obliqua´, fabric, black lacquered wood, Italy, circa 1983. Bold pair of 'Obliqua' sofa's designed by Mario Botta for Alias. Upholstered in e...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Mario Botta Dining Table Model ‘Terzo’ with Granite Top
By Alias, Mario Botta
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Botta for Alias, dining table model ‘Terzo’, metal, granite, Italy, 1983   The ‘Terzo’ dining table features a long rectangular granite tabletop that consists of three parts an...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Granite, Metal

Set of Four "Quinta" Chairs Designed by Mario Botta for Alias, 1985
By Alias, Mario Botta
Located in taranto, IT
Set of four "Quinta" model chairs, designed by Mario Botta for Alias, in the 1980s. Entirely made of metal, with a very particular shape, they are in excellent condition. Measu...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Clessidra Riva1920 Contemporary Stool Mario Botta Cedar Wood Made in Italy
By Mario Botta
Located in Cantù, IT
Stool made of a single block of scented cedar that features two semicircles positioned one on top of the other to form an hourglass. Designed by Mario Botta.
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2010s Italian Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Wood, Cedar

Pair of golden Shogun Wall Lights by Mario Botta, Artemide, 1980s
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant pair of golden Artemide Shogun Parete wall lamps designed by Mario Botta for Artemide, Milano, Italy in 1980s. Marked on the frame. Mario Botta is a postmodern Swiss architec...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Aluminum, Steel

Post Modern Shogun Table Lamp by M. Botta for Artemide, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Table Lamp, model Shogun, designed by the architect Mario Botta for Artemide (1985). An impressive lamp being a typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movement. ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mario Botta Black Steel Crystal Table ''Tesi'' Italian, 1986
By Mario Botta
Located in Madrid, ES
Dining table or desk, model "Tesi" from 1986, designed by Mario Botta (1943) and edited by Alias. Perforated sheet steel structure lacquered in black folded with rectangular glass top.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Crystal, Steel, Sheet Metal

Mario Botta Robot Drawer Cabinet Elias Italy 1989
By Mario Botta
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful and minimalist Robot drawer cabinet by Architect and Designer Mario Botta, by Elias Italy 1989. The furniture that comes from the hand of the Swiss Architect could be seen ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Modernist White Vintage Metal Wall Light Shogun by Mario Botta, 1986
By Mario Botta
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist white vintage metal wall light or sconce model Shogun, which was designed by Mario Botta (Switzerland, born 1943) and executed by Artemide, Milano, Italy. The wall light / ...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Postmodern Italian Black and White Table Lamp 'Shogun' by Mario Botta for Artemi
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Berlin, DE
Postmodern Italian black and white table lamp 'Shogun' by Mario Botta for Artemide, 1986 A post modern table lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide. The cylindrical base made of powder ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Iron

Mario Botta Shogun Floor Lamp in Black and White Metal by Artemide 1986
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Shogun floor lamp with black and white lacquered metal stem, adjustable diffuser in painted perforated plate steel, and a base in cast iron designed by Mario Botta in 1986 and produc...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Mario Botta Set of Ten Quinta Chairs in Steel and Metal by Alias 1985 Italy
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of ten chairs Quinta in black painted steel, back and seat in perforated metal sheet. Designed by Mario Botta for Alias in 1985.  
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15th Century and Earlier Italian Post-Modern Antique Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel, Sheet Metal

Uno Limited Edition Vase by Mario Botta
By Serafino Zani, Mario Botta
Located in Milan, IT
A solid log marked by a series of small branches, this vase is part of the Tredicivasi Collection (thirteen vases in English) designed by Mario Botta and crafted by Alfredo Marinoni....
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2010s Italian Mario Botta Furniture

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Pewter

Nova Limited Edition Vase by Mario Botta
By Mario Botta, Serafino Zani
Located in Milan, IT
An exquisite combination of geometric forms drawing inspiration from the rigorous and smoother lines of a tree, this vase is designed by Mario Botta for the limited edition Trediciva...
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2010s Italian Mario Botta Furniture

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Pewter

Dodici Limited Edition Vase by Mario Botta
By Serafino Zani, Mario Botta
Located in Milan, IT
Distinguished for its sinuous and delicate silhouette, this vase is part of the 33-piece limited edition Tredicivasi Collection (thirteen vases) inspired by the gentle and firm lines...
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2010s Italian Mario Botta Furniture

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Pewter

Unidici Limited Edition Vase by Mario Botta
By Mario Botta, Serafino Zani
Located in Milan, IT
Sturdy and elegant at the same time, Mario Botta designed a unique statement piece that combines the durability of pewter with the elegance of a polished silver finish. Part of the l...
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2010s Italian Mario Botta Furniture

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Pewter

Table Lamp Model 'Shogun' by Mario Botta for Artemide, Italy
By Mario Botta
Located in Brussels, BE
Floor lamp model 'Shogun' by Mario Botta for Artemide, Italy.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

Artemide Shogun Table Lamp by M. Botta, 1980s
By Mario Botta
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide table lamp, model shogun, designed by the architect Mario Botta (1985). An impressive lamp being a typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movement. ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Postmodern Vintage Black Metal Armchairs Mario Botta Italy 1985, Set of Six
By Mario Botta
Located in Vienna, AT
Postmodern set of six armchairs or dining chairs designed by Maria Botta 198, Italy and executed by Alias, Italy. The tube steel frame contact the perforated black sheet metal seat a...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Sheet Metal

Black White Metal Geometric Vintage Floor Lamp Shogun Mario Botta Italy 1980s
By Mario Botta
Located in Vienna, AT
Modern black and white vintage floor lamp from lacquered metal designed by Mario Botta and executed by Artemide Italy (labeled). The Floor Lamp consists of white and black enameled t...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Aluminum, Steel

Post Modern Classic XL Artemide Shogun Floor Lamp by Mario Botta, 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide floor lamp, model Shogun Terra – a design by the architect Mario Botta (1985). An impressive lamp being a typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movem...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Monumental Postmodern Shogun Floor Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide Italy 1980s
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Munich, DE
Monumental postmodern "Shogun Terra" Floor Lamp. Designed by Mario Botta for Artemide, Italy, 1980s. Marked on the top of the shaft. Two curved and perforated diffusers can be adj...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Iron, Metal

Mario Botta "Obliqua" Lounge Chair Rare Original Fabric Alias, 1983
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Mario Botta, Mario Bellini, Alias
Located in San Diego, CA
The Elusive "Obliqua" Lounge Chair designed by Mario Botta for Alias Italy 1983. Formed to represent an inclined plane in space, ready to envelop the curious observer yet still maint...
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Postmodern 'Shogun' Table Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide, c.1980
By Artemide, Mario Botta
Located in Surbiton, GB
Vintage 'Shogun' table lamp designed by Mario Botta in 1986 and produced by Artemide. Formed of a powder coated cylindrical iron base and two pivoting mesh diffusers that allow varia...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel, Iron

Mario Botta Vintage Black and Ivory Floor Lamp Shogun Terra 1980s Italy
By Mario Botta
Located in Vienna, AT
Modern vintage floor lamp designed by Mario Botta 1980s for Artemide Italy from ivory and black striped aluminum and tubular steel. The gorgeous construction shows geometric element...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Mario Botta Furniture

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Aluminum

Artemide Ceiling Lamp Zafiro Italian Sculptural Design, Mario Botta, 1980
By Mario Botta
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Artemide ceiling lamp Zafiro Italian sculptural design, Mario Botta, 1980. Variable height from cm.88 to cm.100.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Black Seconda Chair by Mario Botta for Alias
By Mario Botta
Located in London, GB
The iconic Seconda chair is constructed with a cube steel frame and ribbed foam back-rest. Born in 1943 in Mendrisio, Switzerland, award-winning architect-designer Mario Botta ha...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel

Italian Post Modern Metal Quinta 605 Armchair by Mario Botta for Alias, 1980s
By Alias, Mario Botta
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post modern metal Quinta 605 armchair by Mario Botta for Alias, 1980s Quinta 605 armchair with seat and back in black micro-perforated metal and with curved armrests in chro...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal

1980s Pivoting 'Shogun' Table Lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A 'Shogun' table lamp designed by Mario Botta with pivoting, slit-perforated white steel shades on a black and white striped cylinder base. Made by Artemide in Italy, circa 1986.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Steel

Mario Botta for Artemide "Fidia" Wall Lamp, Italy 1980s
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Naples, IT
Artemide wall lamp, model Fidia - design by architect Mario Botta (1986).No longer in production.The two halogen bulbs can be changed direction by moving the black lampshades.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum

Mario Botta "Shogun" Lamp, 1986
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Melville, NY
Original Mario Botta "Shogun" table lamp. Designed by Swiss Architect Mario Botta for Artemide in 1986.
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1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

Materials

Iron

Italian Vintage Table by Mario Botta for Alias, Published
By Mario Botta, Alias
Located in Milano, IT
A very rare dining table designed by Mario Botta, produced by Alias in Italy around 1980. This eye-catching piece has a black lacquered iron frame. The base is extensively perforated...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Iron

Sculptural "Quarta" Chair by Mario Botta for Alias, 1984, Italy
By Mario Botta
Located in Brussels, BE
Sculptural Quarta chair by Mario Botta for Alias, 1984, Italy. Black lacquered aluminium and back role from black polyurethane. Measures: H: 67 cm, W: 98 cm, D: 65 cm. Good condition...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mario Botta Furniture

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Aluminum

Mario Botta furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Mario Botta are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Mario Botta collection, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 35 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Mario Botta were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Alias, Vittorio Nobili and Matteo Grassi. Prices for Mario Botta furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,048 and tops out at $15,202, while pieces like these can sell for $5,300 on average.

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