Artist/Designer: Mario Botta
b. 1943, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Title: Seconda Chair 602, 1982
Medium: Steel tubing, slotted steel seat, polyurethane foam cylinders
Dimensions: 28.75" h x 20.25" x 15.75", 18" seat height
Details: Brand new in original carton. In perfect condition. Made in Italy.
Notes from the Archive: Seconda is more than a chair; it is architecture that you sit upon. Designed in 1982, this iconic chair shows the influence of all of Botta's mentors including Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and Carlo Scarpa. The architectural lines of this chair design are reminiscent of Botta's design for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building, his first building in the U.S. Often cited as the chair design that epitomizes the "matte black" aesthetic of the 80's and a rationalist response to the Memphis design movement. An example of this chair is now on view at the Museum of Modern Art.
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