Osvaldo Borsani: Architect, Designer, Entrepreneur
Cofounder of the acclaimed Tecno furniture design company, the architect and designer Osvaldo Borsani (1911–85) produced countless icons of Italian design, such as the working system Graphis, the D70 sofa, the P40 lounge-chair and the T1 and T2 tables. This survey of his work offers an introductory section with scholarly texts, followed by, in chronological order, four historical sections spanning the 1930s to the 1970s, each introduced by a general text, in turn followed by two groups of in-depth entries for each section: one relating to significant interior designs, and another on the most important furnishing models. The volume also provides a portfolio of some of the best designs present in the archive. The book ends with a rich appendix with illustrations that document his furniture according to type and chronology.