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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Lounge armchair model “P-40”
Manufactured by Tecno
Italy, 1955
Upholstery, enameled steel, rubber, brass

Measurements
122 cm x 70 cm x 91h cm.
48 in x 27,5 in x 36h in.

Literature
Osvaldo Borsani, Gramigna and Irace, ppg. 258-261 Tecno: A DiscreetlyTechnical Elegance, Bosoni, ppg. 56-61 Repertorio 1950-1980, Gramigna, pg. 88

Details
Signed with applied manufacturer’s label: [Tecno S.P.A. Milano Via Bigli 22 Made inItaly] and applied logo to frame

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.