Designer

Mario Botta

Born in Mendrisio in 1943, he graduated
from the University of Venice, where he
worked with Le Corbusier and Luis Kahn.
He taught and carried out research in Europe,
Asia and the US. He has been working with
Alias since 1982. For them he designed
two of his most famous chairs seconda and
quinta – now on show at the MoMA. An
award-winning architect, he has published
several works, and in 1996 founded the
Academy of Swiss Architecture. He lives and
works in Lugano.

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