ROBOT Collection

Mario Botta, 1989 / Re-edition 2023

ROBOT is a chest of drawer that respects its original design by Mario Botta in 1989. Featuring overlapping drawers, connected to each other by a metallic support structure, Robot is shaped like a column. Its upper part can be opened to form a writing desk. In solid ash wood with coloured stain finish and a black steel lacquered structure, Robot is an object without a set shape that can form a sequence of drawers, one on top of each other, assuming a variety of forms by removing some or all of the drawers in an intelligent game of deconstruction.

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Mario Botta

He was born in Mendrisio in 1943 and graduated from the Iuav University of Venice, where he worked with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. He has carried out teaching and research in Europe, Asia and America. Since 1982 he has been collaborating with Alias, for which he designed Prima and Seconda, two of his most famous chairs, now on display at MoMA in New York, and the chest of drawers Robot. An award-winning architect, he has published several monographs, and founded the Swiss Academy of Architecture in 1996. He lives and works in Lugano.

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