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Osvaldo Borsani Rare Pair of Side Tables in Brass and Blue Glass

$32,000per set

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Rare pair of stunning round side tables with brass top and inset beveled blue glass on elegant brass tripod base, designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Arredamenti Borsani Varedo, Milan, 1950s. Beautifully elegant lines and proportions in a classic and timeless Borsani design, this pair of exquisite side table will compliment any interior whether traditional or modern. Literature: Giampiero Bosoni, Osvaldo Borsani: architect, designer, entrepreneur, Milan, 2018, pp. 305, 330, 353, 593 Norman Foster, Tommaso Fantoni and Giampiero Bosoni, Osvaldo Borsani, exh. cat., Triennale, Milan, 2018, pp. 67, 125

Details

  • Creator
    Osvaldo Borsani (Designer),Arredamenti Borsani (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Diameter: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolishedBrass,PaintedGlass,PolishedWood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very good condition with no chips in glass.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BOR2061stDibs: LU2917317783902

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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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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