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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Curved sofa
Manufactured by l’Atelier di Varedo, Italy.
Italy, 1947
Chesnut and upholstered in grey velvet

Measurements
225 cm x 130 cm x 85h cm.
88,5 in x 51,18 in x 33,46h in.

Literature
G. Gramigna, F. Ierace: Osvaldo Borsani. Pages 198 and 199. Published by De Luca Editori

Provenance
Private collection, Milano

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.