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1968-2007 "Cleis" Cabinet by Osvaldo Borsani and CLS in White and Printed Metal

$5,196.49

About

The Cleis Series was a re design of the 1968 A2000 cabinet from the Graphis series designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Tecno. In 2007 CLS Architects projected for Tecno a new skin to apply on a classic office piece of furniture through an innovating system of printing for the time. There were a couple of different subjects, all of them with a post-industrial feeling, they remained prototypes. This piece comes disassembled into its original boxes. A similar one is available.

Details

  • Creator
    CLS Architects (Designer),Tecno (Manufacturer),Osvaldo Borsani (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 77.17 in. (196 cm)Width: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Depth: 47.25 in. (120 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2007
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU948521943352

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    Ships From: Milan, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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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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