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Mario Botta - Alias - Armchair (4) - Quinta chair

Mario Botta - Alias - Armchair (4) - Quinta chair

Predominantly a skilled architect, Mario Botta designed a range of furniture for the Italian firm Alias ​​in the 1980s. His designs tend to include a strong sense of geometry, often based on very simple shapes, but which create unique volumes of space.

The Quinta chair is made with metal tubes with seat in bent perforated sheet metal. Quinta is part of a series of chairs (Prima, Secondo, Quarta, Quinta and Latonda) all made of painted metal and characterized by a rationalist aesthetic.

Quinta is more than a chair: it is the architecture on which you sit.

Designed in 1985, this iconic chair shows the influence of Botta's mentors, including Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and Carlo Scarpa.

The shape of the back and seat in grooved steel allows you to flex the material while sitting or leaning back, adding unexpected comfort.

The architectural lines of the chair's design are reminiscent of Mario Botta's design for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, his first building in the United States. An example of this chair is now visible at the Museum of Modern Art.

A successful collection born in 1982, with a so-called multi-material style, all the seats are characterized by a steel structure and the presence of perforated sheet metal.

The lot at auction is in very good conditions of use with slight signs of age


Chair dimensions in cm:
Height 93
Width 44.5
Depth 51


"Design Radicale" includes transport insurance for Italy / Europe in the shipping costs indicated.

No. of items 4
Object Armchair
Material Steel
Designer/ Artist Mario Botta
Manufacturer/ Brand Alias
Model/ Name Quinta chair
Estimated Period 1980-1989
Country of Origin Italy
Condition Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
Dimensions 93×44.5×51 cm
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