Osvaldo Borsani Wall Unit for Tecno 1950s
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, bookcase or wall unit, in metal and white laminated wood, Italy, 1950s.
According to Osvaldo Borsani the home needs to be orderly, comfortable and easily rearrangeable. These wall-mounted shelves are another great example of his ideas. The shelves are mounted on black coated steel profiles. The bottom section holds a large cabinet, and a smaller unit with drawers. The upper sections features a storage cabinet.
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 post-war Italy and it was mainly to this world that Tecno dedicated their innovative design and craftsmanship.