Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 16

Osvaldo Borsani T95 Executive Desk with Matching Desk Chair

$8,950per set

About

Fantastic desk designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy. Beautiful gold colored Italian walnut. The floating top sits on tripod aluminium bases with articulating right side storage cabinet which features three drawers. Additional return cabinet with three drawers as well floats on the left side and also rotates 180 degrees. Matching Italian desk chair reupholstered in a beautiful multi color boucle. Marked with Tecno Tag on the base. This beautiful set dates from the early 1960s and was acquired from a well known architect in Milan. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Details

  • Creator
    Osvaldo Borsani (Designer)
  • Similar to
    Gio Ponti (Designer)Studio BBPR (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Width: 79.14 in. (201 cm)Depth: 52.76 in. (134 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The desk chair is reupholstered. The desk is in wonderful vintage condition but has some wear and a later finish.
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU931424023812

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $1,500 Standard Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Dronten, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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
4.9 / 5
Located in Dronten, Netherlands
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1995
1stDibs seller since 2012
664 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Gio Ponti, Studio BBPR, Osvaldo Borsani, Gianfranco Frattini
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Elegant Italian swiveling desk chair made in 1960. The foam has been replaced and the chair is reupholstered in...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • By Studio BBPR
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Elegant Italian desk chair made in 1960. The chair is height adjustable and swivels. All original, the Naugahy...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
    Located in Dronten, NL
    This exquisite round cabinet on non-visible wheels designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno is made out of lacquere...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

    Materials

    Steel

  • By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive chair has remained one of Knoll...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
    Located in Dronten, NL
    1958 version of this great Borsani Classic with the original wool upholstery and black leather side panels. Wit...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Brass, Steel

  • By Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline le Coq, Behr
    Located in Dronten, NL
    Exceptional 1960s glass desk reminiscent of the designs by Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq for Behr. Ver...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

    Materials

    Brass

You May Also Like

Osvaldo Borsani Desk Chair
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
P99 desk chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. Enameled steel, brass and leather. Applied Tecno label. A rare and very special Tecno design. Recently reupholstered. Published: Osvaldo ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

Osvaldo Borsani Desk Chair
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Osvaldo Borsani executive desk chair in original chocolate brown leather and aluminum base and casters.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Desk Chair by Osvaldo Borsani
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A handsome swiveling and tilting office chair having button tufted vinyl upholstery and floating on a sculptural five-pronged flared aluminum base.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

70s Osvaldo Borsani ‘modus’ Desk Chair for Tecno
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
This set of two Tecno chairs is adjustable in height between 70 and 83,5cm. Seating height is about 39 – 52cm. Set in good condition consistent with age and use.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Desk Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1960s
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Vienna, AT
Desk chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Monteverdi-Young Executive Boomerang Desk with Return and Guest Chairs
By Maurice Bailey, Monteverdi-Young
Located in Hingham, MA
Maurice Bailey designed this executive office suit, circa 1959 for Monteverdi-Young. We acquired it directly from the original owner, a retired lawyer in Beverly Hills, CA. Stylish s...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Modus Office by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno 1960s Desk Chair
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Brescia, IT
1968 by Tecno revolving chair White ivory plastic, acrylic seat and aluminum frame H max seat: 52 cm.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Osvaldo Borsani Office Chair, 1960s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Paris, FR
The timeless Osvaldo Borsani executive office chair designed in Italy, circa 1960s for Tecno. It has been restored with Italian leather upholstery and careful polishing. A 1st editi...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery