OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)
Sofa part of set model “P-35”
Manufactured by Arredamenti Borsani, Varedo
Walnut with fabric upholstery
123 cm x 60 cm x 83h cm.
48,4 in x 23,6 in x 32,7h in.
Domus 263 (November 1951), publicity; Domus 267 (February 1952), publicity; Giampiero Bosoni, Tecno l’eleganza discreta della tecnica, Skira, Milano, 2011, pp. 34, 64.
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.