Mario Botta's use of radically simplified and reduced geometric forms as well as his insistence on rationality and functionality in his designs reveals a close affinity with the Bauhaus and Modernist traditions. During the years 1964 to 1969, while living in Venice, Botta made contact with giants of the modern architectural world - Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and Carlo Scarpa. These three architects/designers continue to influence Botta's own work which includes both domestic and public architecture as well as designs for objects such as the Shogun lamp.
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