See more objects with the tag interior, domestic, seating, line, texture, angular, suspended.

See more objects with the color lightslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • We acquired this object.





  • You found it!

Seconda Chair

This is a chair. It was designed by Mario Botta and distributed by ICF, Inc.. It is dated 1982 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is enameled steel, polyurethane. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by ICF, Inc.. It is credited Gift of I.C.F., Inc..

  • Mezzadro Stool
  • lacquered metal, chrome-plated bent steel, beechwood.
  • Gift of International Contract Furninshings, Inc..
  • 1978-144-1
  • Armchair With Slip Seat (USA)
  • turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced).
  • Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green.
  • 1938-58-1083

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 71.3 x 52 x 56.5 cm (28 1/16 x 20 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

"Alias Italy" as label in plastic relief one side of the cylinder.

Cite this object as

Seconda Chair; Designed by Mario Botta (Swiss, b.1943); Distributed by ICF, Inc.; Switzerland; enameled steel, polyurethane; H x W x D: 71.3 x 52 x 56.5 cm (28 1/16 x 20 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.); Gift of I.C.F., Inc.; 1983-66-1

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Seconda Chair |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=29 March 2023 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>