Osvaldo Borsani E22 Modular Wall Unit in Walnut
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, wall unit, metal and walnut, Italy, 1950s.
Modular shelving system designed by Osvaldo Borsani. The system was developed by Borsani as coordinated system for furnishing either the home or the office, the E22 is composed of elements. The order and lay out of this unit is adjustable, following Borsani's philosophy that the home needs to be orderly, comfortable and easily re-arrangeable. These wall-mounted shelves are another great example of his ideas. The shelves and compartments are mounted on steel profiles. The storage facilities exist of three cabinets and various planks. The composition can be organized as you desire.
The wall unit is in good, used condition and shows signs of age and use. The veneer is missing small chips and has small scratches. Our experienced craftsmen can take care if this if you prefer.
Tecno was founded in 1953 by Osvaldo and Fulgenzio Borsani. The core thought on which the company was found on the idea that dwellings function as the fundament on which the quality of life is built. Although Tecno was led by functionalism, aesthetics have never been unimportant. Technique the tool that led to typological innovation. The office world experience an extreme growth in Postwar Italy and it was mainly to this world that Tecno dedicated their innovative design and craftsmanship.
- Bosoni, Giampiero. A Discreetly Technical Elegance. Tecno. Milan: Skira, 2011, p. 92-93.