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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Pair of armchairs model “P 110”
Manufactured by l’Atelier di Varedo
Italy, 1965
Plywood, leather

Measurements
82 cm x 82 cm x 90h cm.
32,28 in x 32,28 in x 35,43h in.

Literature
Domus n.435, february 1966. Repertorio del design italiano per l´arrendamento domestico 1950-2000, di G. Gramigna, ed. Umberto Allemandi & C. 2003, p.116. Osvaldo Borsani di G. Bosoni, Skira, 2018, p.498

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.