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Post Modern Swiss Design Seconda Chairs by Mario Botta for Alias, 1980s

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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 lamps: Sheet metal, metal tubing, plastic and rubber. The lines of this chair are sharp, rational and symmetrical, and seen as his answer to the Memphis Movement of the 1980s. On permanent exposition in the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Condition: Good vintage condition. Signs of use on the metal, as per pictures. Chairs remain stable and structurally strong with no essential damages. Origination: Switzerland, 1980s. Marked by Alias in the backrest. Approximate dimensions: Height 72 cm Seating height 46 cm Width 52 cm Depth 56 cm. Price per piece.

Details

  • Creator
    Mario Botta (Designer),Alias (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in (72 cm)Width: 20.48 in (52 cm)Depth: 22.05 in (56 cm)Seat Height: 18.12 in (46 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Renens, CH
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5599230438532

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About the Designer

Mario Botta

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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