Rotating Armchair by Osvaldo BORSANI, TECNO
Armchair P32, designed by Osvaldo Borsani. Italy, Tecno, 1956.
Swivel armchair with automatic repositioning mechanism. Rotating armchair on black metal frame and brass feet. New upholstery using green KVADRAT wool mix. Original manufacturers label on base.
Literature: TECNO, G. Bosoni, pp 96-97, fully illustrated.
Osvaldo Borsani (Varado 1911 – Milan 19985) Italian designer and architect. Best known for his research-based approach to making furniture, throughout his career Borsani merged technological and material improvements with inventive Modernist stylings. In 1953, Osvaldo and his brother, Fulgencio, founded the firm TECNO in Milan. There, he created one of his hallmark designs, the P40 lounge chair, featuring rubber arms and the ability to assume 486 distinct postures. Some early designs by TECNO can now be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Excellent vintage condition.