Vintage Botta Seconda Chair

Designed by Mario Botta for Alias Italy

Vintage Botta Seconda Chair

Price For 1 Chair (Sold As A Pair)



An icon of architectural interior design, this vintage lounge chair was designed by architect and designer Mario Botta and manufactured by Alias Italy, circa 1980s. Inspired by the symbolic shapes used in architecture, this chair combines geometric and clean lines with its light black metal frame, a perforated metal seat and sculptural backrest consisting of two black polyurethane cylindrical elements.

Born in Mendrisio in 1943, Mario Botta 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, where he has 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.

Style: Modern
Period: Circa 1980s

This item is sold as a set of two and cannot be purchased individually. Price displayed is for 1 unit. See in-store for details.
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  • Width: 20.5”
  • Depth: 23”
  • Height: 28.25”


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