Mario Botta had been working on designing a flower vase for Alessi since 1994, exploring an area that probed the borders of craft working, art and design. Between 2001 and 2002 he concentrated on the design of a stainless steel vase with forms inspired by nature: an abstract and linear trunk of a cut tree, with its branches.
Flower vase in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished.
Item code: MB04
Height (cm): 28.80
Length (cm): 24.00
Width (cm): 21.00
Born in Ticino in 1943, he started work as an architect with Carlo Scarpa, Le Corbusier and Luis Kahn. From his first detached houses in Ticino to the Maison du Livre, de l'Image et du Son di Villeurbanne, right through to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, his architectural language has been defined as "simple, archaic, eternal, made of naked evidence and intense sensations"(F. Chaslin).