Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Wall Unit in Rosewood
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, bookcase or wall unit E22, in metal and rosewood, Italy, 1950s.
This wall-mounted shelving unit is six sections large. This 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, and the elements are According to Osvaldo Borsani the home needs to be orderly, comfortable and easily rearrange able. These wall-mounted shelves are another great example of his ideas. The shelves are mounted on steel profiles. The storage facilities exist of a cabinet, a chest of drawers and various planks.
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.