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Early Coffee Table in Cerused Oak by Osvaldo Borsani

$8,500

About

A wonderful coffee table constructed of an old cerused oak finish over timber construction by Osvaldo Borsani with a massive 1" thick polished edge original green glass top. This is listed as a coffee table as that's what it's original use was for but given it's size it could as well be considered a side table nowadays.

Details

  • Creator
    Osvaldo Borsani (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Diameter: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. very good original condition, with very minor restoration. Glass is original and has wear but in very good shape without any major chips.
  • Seller Location
    Kilmarnock, VA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU88301247022

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $499 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Kilmarnock, VA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Osvaldo Borsani

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.
About the Seller
4.3 / 5
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
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