Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Lounge Chair in Black Upholstery

$6,900.00 USD
$6,900.00 USD

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Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, lounge chair model P40, original black fabric, metal, Italy, 1955.

This lounge chair has been the result of the relentless search for an armchair that facilitated maximum relaxation. This search was in line with other modernist architects of that time who in their turn tried to design the perfect lounge chair. The piece was first presented as being 'A New Armchair' and it was made clear that although this armchair occupied a normal amount of space, it offered all the reclining possibilities of the most comfortable armchairs. The P40 has become the ideological manifesto of Borsani's Tecno program, and still remains the best known, exemplary piece in the Tecno catalogue.

Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985) is known for his modernist designs at Tecno Milano. Before he began Tecno with his twin brother, Osvaldo designed furniture at his fathers cabinetry Atelier Varedo or Arredamento Borsani. 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.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Osvaldo Borsani (Designer) Tecno (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1955
  • dimensions Height 36.23 in. Width 27.96 in. Depth 31.5 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • dimensions Height 92 cm Width 71 cm Depth 80 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • material Fabric Metal
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Barcode 45016066