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Osvaldo Borsani Set of Twelve '12' "Triennale" Dining Chairs

$54,000per set

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Elegant and sculptural dining chairs of solid mahogany. Currently only 2 chairs have been restored. Price quoted includes full restoration of all 12 and upholstering in fabric supplied by buyer. This model was first presented at the 1951 Triennale Exhibition in Milan. Published: Osvaldo Borsani, architect, designer, entrepreneur. Giampiero Bosoni. Pgs 335, 365, 584.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1952
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition. Recently refinished and upholstered.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref: 71 OB 061stDibs: LU785615126231

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    Ships From: New York , NY
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About Osvaldo Borsani (Designer)

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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