Osvaldo Borsani, ‘Wall mounted radio cabinet’, 1947, Design/Decorative Art, Wooden body, back lit glass panels and terracotta figures, robertaebasta
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Osvaldo Borsani

Wall mounted radio cabinet, 1947

Wooden body, back lit glass panels and terracotta figures
63 4/5 × 13 4/5 × 12 3/5 in
162 × 35 × 32 cm
.
Location
Milan, London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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robertaebasta
Milan, London

On top of this wall-mounted radio cabinet, there are standing nine sculpted terracotta figures …

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Arredamenti Borsani, Italy
Osvaldo Borsani
Swiss-Italian, 1911–1985
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Osvaldo Borsani brought modern Italian design to the world’s attention in the post-war period by promoting luxury furnishings influenced by technological innovation; utilizing new modes of production; and integrating industrial materials such as steel and rubber. In 1953 he founded furniture manufacturer Tecno with his brother, Fulgenzio, and introduced the now-iconic P40 reclining chair soon after. Using the same mechanical joint as the P40, the L77 Daybed (1955) is noted for its high degree of flexibility, allowing it to raise, lower, extend, and adjust into hundreds of positions. At the 10th Milan Triennial Exhibition, Borsani launched Tecno’s first collection by ingeniously dispersing its designs in different contexts throughout the site—including an R. Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome—to demonstrate their versatility, exemplifying Borsani’s holistic approach in which the “designer, maker, art director, and distributor merge harmoniously into one,” as he once said.

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On top of this wall-mounted radio cabinet, there are standing nine sculpted terracotta figures representing a choir. This unique piece was made by Arredamenti Borsani, Varedo, Italy, in 1947. Together with a certificate of authenticity by the Osvaldo Borsani Archives, Varedo, Italy.

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Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Manufacturer
Arredamenti Borsani, Italy
Osvaldo Borsani
Swiss-Italian, 1911–1985
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Osvaldo Borsani brought modern Italian design to the world’s attention in the post-war period by promoting luxury furnishings influenced by technological innovation; utilizing new modes of production; and integrating industrial materials such as steel and rubber. In 1953 he founded furniture manufacturer Tecno with his brother, Fulgenzio, and introduced the now-iconic P40 reclining chair soon after. Using the same mechanical joint as the P40, the L77 Daybed (1955) is noted for its high degree of flexibility, allowing it to raise, lower, extend, and adjust into hundreds of positions. At the 10th Milan Triennial Exhibition, Borsani launched Tecno’s first collection by ingeniously dispersing its designs in different contexts throughout the site—including an R. Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome—to demonstrate their versatility, exemplifying Borsani’s holistic approach in which the “designer, maker, art director, and distributor merge harmoniously into one,” as he once said.

Osvaldo Borsani

Wall mounted radio cabinet, 1947

Wooden body, back lit glass panels and terracotta figures
63 4/5 × 13 4/5 × 12 3/5 in
162 × 35 × 32 cm
.
Location
Milan, London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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