An eye-catching easy / lounge chair designed by Osvaldo Borsani, manufactured by Tecno in Italy around 1960.
This beautiful chair has a fantastic style: the frame is made of rectangular black lacquered metal, combined with the square cushions this creates a very modern appearance. A nice contrast to this are the deep brown wooden armrests that have a curved shape. This gives the modern style a nice elegant touch! The cushions are newly upholstered in beautiful teal / blue fabric, matching really nicely with the rest of the design.
It remains in very good, vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985) Born in Varedo, near Milan, Italy. He studied architecture in Politecnico di Milano. After graduation, joined the family business, Atelier Varedo as a furniture designer. In 1953 he paired with fellow designer Fulgencio to form a new company called Tecno which became famous for its research–based technological approach to furniture design. The Tecno organization went on to become one of Europe’s most influential design firms as it developed new and innovative approaches for civic buildings and offices. Osvaldo was the company’s sole designer for more than 30 years until the 1980s when other designers like Gae Aulenti, Norman Foster and others began to contribute design to the firm. Borsani’s designs have been celebrated and displayed by museums and galleries world wide. In 1961 he received the prestigious Premio Compasso d’Oro in honor of his lifetime achievements.