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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Sofa
Manufactured by Tecno
Italy, 1954
Upholstery, lacquered metal

Measurements
140 cm x 83 cm x 45h cm
55,12 in x 32,68 in x 17,72h in

Literature
Osvaldo Borsani, Gramigna and Irace

Details
Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to frame
[Tecno Mobile Furniture Per Arredamento 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.