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Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

Italian, 1911-1985

With his stylish and technically innovative furniture, Osvaldo Borsani helped change the face of Italian design in the 1950s and ’60s. His sofas and chairs, featuring deeply upholstered seating and adjustable position settings, have an aura of optimism and efficiency that still seems fresh and lively today.

Born in the commune of Varedo in northern Italy’s Lombardy region, Borsani studied at the Brera Academy in Milan — the same school attended by such luminaries as designer Piero Fornasetti and artist Lucio Fontana — as well as the Polytechnic University of Milan. Borsani first worked for his father’s furniture-making firm, Arredamenti Borsani, an atelier influenced by the more expressive and curvaceous wing of Art Deco design. By 1953, when, along with his twin brother, Fulgenzio — the pair also created this visionary mid-century villa — Borsani opened the furniture company Tecno, his design sensibilities had evolved toward furnishings with strong, simple forms enhanced by mechanical innovations, as with the P40 adjustable armchair (1953). Borsani would be the firm’s lead designer for 30 years, while fostering work by Vico Magistretti, Carlo di Carli, Robin Day and others.

Similar to Gio Ponti in the earliest years of his career, Borsani first created designs marked by lush and buoyant lines: tables with voluptuous curved legs, sofas with undulating backrests. But Borsani’s best-known and most novel pieces date from Tecno’s initial furniture lines: the adjustable D70 sofa, which folds open to make a daybed, and the P40 recliner. The latter — now included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum — is an articulated lounger with a back, seat and leg rest that can be moved into 486 different positions. Not only is it extremely comfortable, it is also enduringly chic.

Find a collection of vintage Osvaldo Borsani tables, dining chairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Osvaldo Borsani
Osvaldo Borsani Canada chair Tecno Italy 1965
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Iconic so called 'Canada' lounge chair model P110 designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Tecno, Italy 1965. The Canada chair is constructed by 2 moulded plywood side panels,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Plastic, Plywood

P71 Lounge Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Beached walnut, fabric. Open arm lounge chairs of sculpted wood frame and upholstered seat and back. Wood has recently been refinished and newly upholstered seats and backs. Priced ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Vintage Italian P40 Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Yellow Velvet
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milano, MI
Often defined as the "ultimate reclining chair", Osvaldo Borsani's P40 designed for his brand Tecno is certainly one of the most attractive, sought after and timeless lounge chairs e...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Osvaldo Borsani P40 Lounge Chair for TECNO, Italy, circa 1950-70
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
This chair still has it’s beautiful and original black faux leather. The P40 chair can be adjusted to many different positions. The seat, back, footrest and headrest can all be adju...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Osvaldo Borsani lounge chairs manufactured by Tecno 1966 Chrome plated round disc feet, reupholstered in Italian boucle. Borsani commissioned for Joseph James Akston, La Rot...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Osvaldo Borsani "P40" Lounge Chair for Tecno S.p.A., Italy, 1950s
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Utrecht, NL
The P40, designed in 1955, is not only the most famous design of Italian architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani, but of Italian mid-century design as well. This model is part of the...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

First Edition P32 Lounge Set by Borsani, Early Triangulated Form Wire Base, 1956
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning, rare early first edition 1956 "32" series lounge set by Italian designer Osvaldo Borsani for 'Tecno', Italy. This set comprises a pair of first edition 'P32' lounge and the...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Osvaldo Borsani Easy Chair for Tecno, Italy, 1960
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An eye-catching easy / lounge chair designed by Osvaldo Borsani, manufactured by Tecno in Italy around 1960. This beautiful chair has a fantastic style: the frame is made of recta...
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1960s Italian Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

1956, Osvaldo Borsani, for Tecno, P40 Lounge Chair
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Beautiful iconic adjustable lounge chair in original brown fabric. The chair has chrome colour metal parts. The chair shows some light traces of wear. On the front image the dime...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

P40 Adjustable Lounge Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy 1955
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
The P40 needs no introduction; a true marvel of mid-century forward-thinking, its design endures. Upholstered in black leather, another one is available for COM.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Pair of "P40" Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno 1950s
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
P40 lounge chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. Adjustable backrest armrests and seat, expandable footrest. Leather cover and full working mechanic elements. An iconic piece of Italia...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Osvaldo Borsani P40 Relaxing Leather Armchair Red Leather, Tecta, 1950, Italy
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Vienna, AT
Osvaldo Borsani P40 mid-century relaxing system leather armchair, Tecta 1950 Beautiful Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chaiselongue by Tecta, Italy upholstered in thick red leather with brass d...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Lounge Chairs in Walnut and Off-White Upholstery
By Arredamenti Borsani, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for ABV, lounge chairs, model 6553, walnut, fabric, Italy, 1945 This elegant pair of lounge chairs model 6553 is designed by Osvaldo Borsani and embodies a splendi...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern P110 ‘Canada’ Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, DE
Mid-Century Modern P110 'Canada' lounge chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. An iconic design by one of the most important Italian designers, the so called "Canada" lounge chair was d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Osvaldo Borsani 'Canada' Lounge Chair in Cognac Leather
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, 'Canada' lounge chair, leather and plywood, Italy, 1960s. The 'Canada' chair is composed of two sides made of moulded plywood connected by two contoured s...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Osvaldo Borsani P31 lounge chairs Tecno Italy 1963
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful and rare set of 4 P31 chairs by Osvaldo Borsani and made in Italy by Tecno in 1957. The chairs are in good original condition with normal signs of usage and have a wonderfu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

P40 Osvaldo Borsani, Reclining Lounge Chair
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, Berlin
The 'P40' variable tilt armchair, produced by Tecno, Milan 1956. Black tubular frame with rubber armrests. The seat, back and footrest are upholstered in yellow wool material. The...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Lounge Chair in Black Upholstery
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, lounge chair model P40, original black fabric, metal, Italy, 1955. This lounge chair has been the result of the relentless search for an armchair that f...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Original Osvaldo Borsani P40 Reclining Chair, Tecno, Italy, 1950s/60s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in London, GB
An original Osvaldo Borsani P40 Reclining Chair, Tecno, Italy, 1950s. All hardware in working order. Reclines and adjusts into a huge array of positions. Original fabric with a coupl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Osvaldo Borsani - P31 - Produced by Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Hasselt, VLI
Rare 1960s chairs by Osvaldo Borsani. Meticulously restored to bring out the chairs' beauty, while preserving the desirable patina and evidence of age. Doubled steel legs, teak venee...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

P40 Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani Chair for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Dallas, TX
Early production P40 lounge chair designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1950s. The lounge, with an extendable footrest, is designed to recline and can be set in several posit...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

P40 Reclining Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1955
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
P40 reclining chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1955. Mid-Century Modern design. Reupholstered in light green Mohair. Original brass mechanism and tubular feet. Original Te...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chair, Model P110, Italy, 1960's
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Austin, TX
Osvaldo Borsani "Canada" lounge chair model P110 for Tecno. Designed in 1965 by one of Italy's most influential mid-century modern designers. In original black leather with ebony woo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Leather

First Edition P40 Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, 1960s, Italy
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Renens, CH
Osvaldo Borsani, an Italian architect and furniture designer, aimed to create a lounger that would go beyond the bulky, static nature of the “comfortable chair”. The result was the P...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Italian Modern Osvaldo Borsani Arm Chair Model P24 by Tecno, Italy, 1961
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Hellouw, NL
Impressive Italian Modern Osvaldo Borsani arm chair Model P24 by Tecno from Italy 1961. Wooden armrests in combination with the metal frame make this an interesting and timeless piec...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Osvaldo Borsani Green P32 Chairs for Tecno, Italy, 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
The P32 is one of Osvaldo Borsani founding pieces in his line of groundbreaking designs for Tecno along the D70 & P40. The frame is of tubular design and very lightweight for ease of...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Early Osvaldo Borsani P40 Lounge Chair for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Dallas, TX
Early lounge chair model P40 designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. The P40 armchair can be adjusted into countless positions. The seat, back and footrest can all be adjusted separat...
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1950s Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Mohair

P40 Chaise Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani TECNO Italy 1960s
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in National City, CA
P40 Chaise Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Italy 1960s Original brown upholstery with brass accents. Original label present 37 H x 28 W x 28 D, seat: 14.5 H. Adjustable ba...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Pale Pink Italian Armchairs Part of Set Model “P-35” by Osvaldo Borsani
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Barcelona, ES
Osvaldo Borsani, (1911-1985) Pair of armchairs part of set model “P-35” Manufactured by Arredamenti Borsani, Varedo Italy, 1951 Walnut with fabric upholstery A pair of pale pi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

P40 Lounge Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno with Original Upholstery, 1954
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Wolfurt, AT
P40 armchair designed by Osvaldo Borsani in the 1950s and made by Tecno in Italy. The chair can be change into different positions. The seat, back and the footrest are adjustable sep...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Brass

Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs Model P24 by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Milan, IT
Lounge chairs model P24 by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. Surprising combination of sleek wood armrests on metal frame.
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1960s Italian Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metallic Thread

P40 Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, DE
Osvaldo Borsani P40 chaise longue in thick brown leather with brass details and original rubber armrests. The chair is in very good condition.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Metal

Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chair with Ottoman, Model P103
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Osvaldo Borsani lounge chair with ottoman. Manufactured by Tecno, Italy. Underside of each with manufacture's paper label with Tecno or Milano. Ottoman dimension: H 16.5 L 66 W 22.5.
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1960s Italian Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Set of Two "P32" Lounge Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Milan, IT
Rare set of two "P32" lounge chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. Iconic representative of the 1950s Borsani production, the piece is a perfect combination of form and function. Me...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

1958 Italian P40 Chair by Osvaldo Borsani
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Balancing his pieces perfectly between lines and curves, function and elegance, lightness and robustness, Osvaldo Borsani and his twin brother founded the company Tecno in 1953 that ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Brass

P40 Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The iconic P40 lounge or easy chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, newly upholstered with the best fabric (lana-diagonale or diagonal wool named "Toulouse") and new inside foam. This ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Copper, Metal

1956, Osvaldo Borsani, P40 Adjustable Lounge Chair in Terra Red Fabric
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Beautiful P40 in a special terra brownish red color color. The upholstery is new. The chair is in good condition. The P 40 is a reclinable chair and can be set in several positions,...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Osvaldo Borsani P40 Relaxing System Leather Armchair, Tecta 1950 Italy
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Vienna, AT
Osvaldo Borsani P40 Relaxing System Leather Armchair, Tecta 1950 Italy. Beautiful Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chaiselongue by Tecta, Italy upholstered in thick red leather with brass details...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Osvaldo Borsani lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Lounge chairs by Osvaldo Borsani are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Osvaldo Borsani lounge chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 32 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original lounge chairs by Osvaldo Borsani were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Carlo De Carli, Joe Colombo and Paolo Buffa. Prices for Osvaldo Borsani lounge chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,833 and tops out at $36,000, while pieces like these can sell for $8,015.

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