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Vintage Coffee Table, Osvaldo Borsani Attribute, 1970´s

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This coffee table was made in Italy in the 1970´s most likely by Tecno. We attribute to architect Borsani Its design is elegant and modern. The table is made of high quality teak wood. It has straight legs, a rectangular top and beautiful details in the structure and finish. The top is nicely placed above the base and curves around the legs, giving it a “floating” appearance. This high quality piece remains in really good condition with only very minor wear consistent with age and use.

Details

  • Creator
    Osvaldo Borsani (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Width: 39.77 in. (101 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Prague 8, CZ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3318325330121

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  • Shipping
    $1,399 $900.13 Express Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-7 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Hřiby, Czech Republic
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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.

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