Reupholstered Osvaldo Borsani D70 Sofa in Warm Cognac Aniline Leather
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, sofa model D70, in cognac leather, metal and brass, Italy, 1954.
This iconic sofa by Italian designer Osvaldo Borsani is reupholstered in high-quality brown leather. The vertical stripes of the leather seating remind of the classical car interiors of the Cadillac. A true inventive Italian design by Tecno Milano. This design was presented on the Triennale of Milan in 1954 where it won the Gold Medal for design. No surprise as this inventive daybed is an original an autonomous piece. Yet not only the design is extraordinary, because so is the technology. With a single twist of the beautiful stainless steel button the back and seating are positioned upwards or down, all to create the highest comfort for the sofa or bed. The catalogue of Tecno claims that 'Dreaming on this sofa is an enchantment; sleeping on the bed is a dream'.
Bosoni, Giampiero. A Discreetly Technical Elegance. Tecno. Milan: Skira, 2011. p 52 - 55.