Alias botta seconda 602 Alias botta prima 601 Alias botta quinta 605 Alias botta tesi 609 Alias botta tesi 609
Archetypal shapes in architectural geometry inspire these historical masterpieces. Designed by the great contemporary architect from the Ticino canton for the interiors of some of his famous buildings, they have become classics in the Alias catalogue, the ideal choice for a prestigious environment. Typical are the seats in perforated sheet steel, or the TESI table base in sheet metal. ROBOT, the chest of drawers with a folding flap that pulls down to form a writing desk, is a surprising presence in a household.
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.