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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Pair of floor lamps model “L 78”
Designed for the X Triennale in Milano
Manufactured by Tecno
Varedo (Italy), 1957
Brass, painted metal

Measurements
285 cm height
112,20 in height

Literature
“Nuova Idea, Nuovo Disegno,” Domus, no. 331, June 1957, p. 36
Giampiero Bosoni, “Tecno : A discretly technical elegance”, Editions Skira, Milan, 2011, p. 103

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.