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OSVALDO BORSANI: 1911-1985: A MODERN SPIRIT BETWEEN ARTISAN CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN (2018)

SKIRA EDITORE
TURÍN, 2018


Publisher: Skira Editore
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Building: Hardback
Dimensions: 29 x 29 cm
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Pages: 440

Cofounder of the acclaimed Tecno furniture design company, the architect and designer Osvaldo Borsani (1911-85) produced countless icons of Italian design, such as the working system Graphis, the D70 sofa, the P40 lounge-chair and the T1 and T2 tables.This 440-page survey of his work offers an introductory section with scholarly texts, followed by, in chronological order, four historical sections spanning the 1930s to the 1970s, each introduced by a general text, in turn followed by two groups of in-depth entries for each section: one relating to significant interior designs, and another on the most important furnishing models. The volume also provides a portfolio of some of the best designs present in the archive. The book ends with a rich appendix with illustrations that document his furniture according to type and chronology.