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OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

Bookcase model “E 22”
Manufactured by Tecno
Varedo (Italy), 1951
Rosewood, aluminium

Measurements
423 cm x 49 cm x 292h in
166,55 in x 19,29 in x 114,96h in

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.