Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Wood and Leather Chairs, 1960

US$9,005.04per set

About

Simple structure but much elegance to this set of 6 chairs of Italian design of the 1950s. Six Osvaldo Borsani punched Chairs from 1960. All covered in red leather ( the leather is original of the years), with wooden legs, and metal frame. Founder with his brother Fulgenzio of Tecno, architect Osvaldo Borsani has given life to products-icon of the company and of Italian design. Perfect condition of both the skin and the wood part.

Details

  • Creator
    Osvaldo Borsani (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.19 in. (97 cm)Width: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Depth: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Seat Height: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Perfect condition.
  • Seller Location
    Rome, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU952819060982

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Rome, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 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
5 / 5
Located in Rome, Italy
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1992
1stDibs seller since 2012
287 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Osvaldo Borsani P126 Swivel Chairs for Tecno, Italy, 1960s
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Antwerp, BE
Borsani Osvaldo,P126 swivel armchairs, Tecno Italy, Mid-Century Modern, 1966, Camel leather swiveling armchairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Founder with his brother Fulgenzio ...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Osvaldo Borsani P126 Swivel Chairs for Tecno, Italy, 1960s
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Antwerp, BE
Borsani Osvaldo P126 swivel chairs, Tecno Italy, Mid-Century Modern, 1966, 8 chairs available Camel leather swiveling armchairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Founder with his brothe...
Category

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

Materials

Stainless Steel

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

Osvaldo Borsani Set of 6 Chairs from Tecno, Italy, 1966s
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Tuscany, IT
Set of 6 chairs by Osvaldo Borsani from Tecno Italy 1966s, this chairs is very confortable, these chairs with wheels have style and are suitable for any environment, whether for a di...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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

Osvaldo Borsani Dining Chairs
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6, Model #6402 Dining Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for ABV. Rare set of dining chairs with spindle-back details. Mahogany, upholstered seat cushion. Wood has recently been refin...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

P20 Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno 1955 Mid-Century Modern Pair of Chairs
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Brescia, IT
1955, Tecno Black leatherette and metal frame.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

P40 Lounge Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno with Original Upholstery, 1954
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Wolfurt, AT
P40 armchair designed by Osvaldo Borsani in the 1950s and made by Tecno in Italy. The chair can be change into different positions. The seat, back and the footrest are adjustable sep...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Brass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery