Passionate about the Fixpencil, Mario Botta considers it as a natural extension of his hand. He wants above all to “highlight its hexagonal structure” through a checked motif designed as a contrasting superimposition of bricks. This inspiration gave rise to two unrivalled creations, including a multi-purpose box with an architectural silhouette and four colour leads for an undisputed emotional touch.
Mario Botta is a renowned international architect who has been awarded numerous prizes and is known as a pillar of the architectural world. His strong personality allows him to defend his powerful ideas, which include: “Architecture is an ethical field before being an aesthetic one.”
Mario Botta has reinvented the simplest and most evident forms – the square, circle and rectangle. For him, simple forms are forms that reassure because they are pure and easy to grasp and understand.
He has a very specific concept of architecture, which he views from an anthropological perspective: for him, architecture has to act on memories.