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Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

Osvaldo Borsani (Italy, 1911–85)
Osvaldo Borsani (Italy, 1911–85)

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, 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 Giò 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.

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Osvaldo Borsani Rare Occasional or Side Table
By Osvaldo Borsani, Arredamenti Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Rare occasional or side table with wood top and inset reverse painted deep red glass atop gilt brass tripod base, designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Arredamenti Borsani ...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Osvaldo Borsani Coffee Table, in Walnut Great Quality, 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant side table by Osvaldo Borsani from the 1950s. The coffee table is made in great quality as evidenced by its wood grain and construction. The table has been restored. The cof...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Walnut

20th Century Osvaldo Borsani Low Table in Metal and Marble for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Turin, IT
Low table designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno in '50s. The table has the structure in metal and the top in marble. Good condition, patina of time in metal structure and in marbl...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Marble, Metal

Osvaldo Borsani Coffee Table Model T61 in Teak
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, coffee table model 'T61', teak, metal, Italy, 1957 Elegant coffee table designed by Osvaldo Borsani and produced by Tecno. The table has a round tabletop ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Metal

Coffee Table by Osvaldo Borsani in Wood and Dark Orange Mirror, 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant coffee table by Osvaldo Borsani from the 1950s. The coffee table is made of walnut wood with a triangular shape. Its three supporting legs have slightly curled feet at the bo...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Mirror, Wood

Rare T1 Side Table by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Nicely scaled, brass pedestal table with floating dented orb and inset sapphire-blue mirrored top. A rare and early example of this model. Very good condition. Mirrored top may have ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Italian Side Table T1 by Osvaldo Borsani in Brass and Yellow Glass, 1950s
By Arredamenti Borsani, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful iconic and rare side table made in full brass and mirrored glass top. Designed in the 1940s by Osvaldo Borsani and produced in his own company in Northern Italy, Varedo. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Set of 3 Nesting Tables Model T61, 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno set of 3 nesting tables model T61.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Side Coffee Table in Brass by Osvaldo Borsani, 1950
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Pair of side coffee table in brass by Osvaldo Borsani, 1950 top in glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Osvaldo Borsani Rare Pair of Blue Glass and Brass Side Tables
By Arredamenti Borsani, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of stunning round side tables with brass top and inset beveled blue glass on elegant brass tripod base, designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Arredamenti Borsani ...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Tables by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy, 1960's
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Rectangular polished brass structures supporting brown-gray Moroccan marble tops, featuring numerous rare fossils, such as orthoceras (straight horn), a squid like creature dating ba...
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1960s Italian Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Set of Nesting Tables in Teak
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, set of three nesting tables model 'T61', teak and metal, Italy, 1957 Elegant set of three nesting tables, designed by Osvaldo Borsani and produced by Tecn...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Metal

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Pair of Side Tables Model T44
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in New York, NY
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno pair of side tables with lacquered bent plywood on varnished steel tripod base ending on brass feet. Each table with manufacturer's label on top of stem. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass, Steel

Osvaldo Borsani Etagere Walnut Veneer Wood, 1930, Italy
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milano, IT
Osvaldo Borsani étagère walnut veneer wood, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Wood

Eugenio Gerli & Osvaldo Borsani Mahogany Plywood Coffee Table, Tecno, Italy
By Eugenio Gerli, Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Coffee table made of mahogany plywood with black lacquered wooden legs, Italy, 1955. Design: Eugenio Gerli & Osvaldo Borsani, model: T47, manufacturer: Tecno.      
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Plywood

Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Occasional Tables
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Chicago, IL
Osvaldo Borsani pair of occasional tables for Tecno Model T110 with adaptations, designed 1965, produced 1971 Provenance Ziuta Gerstenzang Akston (1901-1994) and Joseph James Akst...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Marble, Steel

Osvaldo Borsani Coffee Side Table "T 61c" for Tecno
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Available two Osvaldo Borsani A "T 61c" coffee side table manufactured by Tecno, 1957. Varnished steel and Carrara marble top. Original label Letteratura: Giampiero Bosoni...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Steel

Pair of Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani, Walnut, Brass, Italy, 1950
By Arredamento, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of side tables, stands are made from solid walnut, lifted by a glass bottom, the top's center brass element is covered by a glass top. Designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Osvaldo Borsani P68 Side Tables by Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Madrid, ES
Simple yet elegant pair of side tables designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy. These hard to find tables feature a white marble top and the legs are made of black painted metal...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Marble, Metal

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Coffee Table Midcentury in Brass and Wood, 1950s
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Milano, IT
Coffee table designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno in 1950. The coffee table has clean and rigorous lines. It consists of 4 tubular brass feet with edges of the shelf also in brass. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Brass

Art Deco Console Table with Pergamino Insert by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy, 1940
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Italian Art Deco console table with finely carved wood, three drawers with a smooth pergamino insert. Use of pergamino (or “parchment”) adds a beautiful, historic technique ...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Wood

Art Deco Console Table with Pergamino Insert by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy, 1940
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Italian Art Deco console table with finely carved wood, three drawers with a smooth pergamino insert. Use of pergamino (or “parchment”) adds a beautiful, historic technique t...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Wood

Osvaldo Borsani Side Table Italy 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare side table by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy, 1950s. Good condition. Worldwide shipping.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Metal

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Side or Small Coffee Table Brass and Carrara Marble
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Chicago, IL
Osvaldo Bersani Italian side table, small coffee table or occasional table of polished brass and pale Carrara marble with subtle veining for Tecno, circa 1960. Perfect condition wi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Pair of Low Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Low square tables of mahogany with fluted facing on all four sides. One small center drawer per table.
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Mahogany

Osvaldo Borsani Low Tables
By Osvaldo Borsani, Arredamenti Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mirrored-top, low side tables by Osvaldo Borsani. Low square tables of mahogany and inset rose colored mirrored tops with fluted facing on all four sides. One small center dr...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Mirror, Mahogany

1930 Oval Side Table Coffee Table Art Deco by Osvaldo Borsani in Veneered Walnut
By Osvaldo Borsani, Atelier Borsani Varedo
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Oval side table or coffee table Art Deco by Osvaldo Borsani in veneered walnut with lynx eye veneer top. Measures cm: H 63, W 70, D 50 (internal shelves H37cm).
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Walnut

Rectangular Maple and Wood Coffee by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy, 1940s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
The structure of this beautiful coffee table is in maple and wood. It features a glass top, which is 1.2 cm thick. It has been perfectly polished and it is in excellent original con...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Glass, Wood, Maple

Art Deco Console Table with Pergamino Insert by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy, 1940
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Italian Art Deco console table with finely carved wood, three drawers with a smooth pergamino insert. Use of pergamino (or “parchment”) adds a beautiful, historic technique ...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

Side Coffee Table by Osvaldo Borsani, 1950
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Side coffee table by Osvaldo Borsani, 1950 top in glass opaline.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Mahogany

Art Deco Side Table by Osvaldo Borsani Burr Walnut, Top in Leatherette
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Art Deco side table by Osvaldo Borsani in burr walnut, top in leatherette, feet coppery. Measure cm: H 73 W 60 D 40.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Burl

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Occasional Tables
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of occasional tables by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. Tops in laminated rosewood (palisander).
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Osvaldo Borsani Side Tables

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Metal