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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Coat rack model “AT 16”
Manufactured by Tecno
Varedo (Italy), 1954
Matt chromium-plated tubular metal, fabric-covered metal, walnut, painted tubular metal.

Measurements
320 cm maximum (adjustable)
125,98 in maximum (adjustable)

Literature
Roberto Aloi, L’Arredamento Moderno Settima Serie, Milan, 1964, p. 146 for a similar example
Aldo Colonetti, Osvaldo Borsani: Frammenti e Ricordi Di Un Percorso Progettuale, Milan, 1996, p. 93 for a similar example
Giampiero Bosoni, Tecno. L’eleganza discreta della tecnica, Skira 2011, pag. 108 – 109

Provenance
Private collection, Milano

Certificate
Expertise from Osvaldo Borsani Foundation

Biography
The Italian designer founded with his twin brother the company “Tecno” in 1953, a furniture company focused on engineering and innovative design solutions. While initially the company only produced Osvaldo’s designs, Tecno would go on to produce the work of other designers including Vico Magistretti, Roberto Mango, Carlo de Carli, Gio Ponti, Mario Bellini, Robin Day and Eugenio Gerli. Early pieces by Tecno can be found in the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York, the V&A, London, the Pompidou Centre, Paris and the Neue Sammlung, Munich.