Clessidra

Mario Botta

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Stool made from a single block of aromatic cedar that features two semicircles positioned one on top of the other to form a hourglass.

The products are made from completely natural wood, hand-finished without the addition of any treatment. Movements, cracks and changes in the appearance of the wood are intrinsic characteristics of these items and result from the natural settlement and diverse environmental conditions.

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Mario Botta

Designer

Born in Mendrisio, Ticino, on April 1, 1943. After an apprenticeship in Lugano, he first attends the Art College in Milan and then studies at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. Directed by Carlo Scarpa and Giuseppe Mazzariol he receives his professional degree in 1969. During his time in Venice he has the opportunity to meet and work for Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn.

His professional activity begins in 1970 in Lugano and, from the first single-family houses in Ticino, his work has approached all building typologies: schools, banks, administrative buildings, libraries, museums and sacred buildings.

He has always committed himself to an intense architectural research and in 1996 he was among the prime movers and founders of the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio where he is professor.

His work has been recognized with important awards and has been presented in many exhibitions.

materials

Wood and finishes
Cedarwood
CEDAR CONTRACT FINISH
Cedar Sanded
Cedar Vulcano

data sheet

Natural Living

Each purchaser that buys a Riva 1920 product will receive as a gift a small plant, upon request, to return the favour to nature that originally produced the wood used for the production of the piece of furniture purchased.

 

Picture is for presentation purposes only, therefore it could be not perfectly representative.
Packaging in wooden crate has been replaced with packaging in recycled carton for a lower impact on the environment.

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