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THE APPEAL OF A LOST WORLD

The intervention conceived by architect Mario Botta consisted of transforming a domestic setting into an exhibition space of interest to the community. The museum houses a collection of animal and plant fossils coming from the rich fields of Monte San Giorgio, a location included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Refined and of effect is the conference room furnished with Riccardo Blumer’s laleggera chair, iconic piece of the Alias collection, Compasso d’Oro 1998 and highest expression of research and technology.

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Alias meet project by 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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