Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287
Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287Arm Chair By Osvaldo Borsani - ZC287

Arm Chair By Osvaldo and Gaetano Borsani – ZC287

$8,500.00 $6,000.00

Wonderful arm chair designed and made in Milan by Gaetano and Osvaldo Borsani. Very unusual futuristic form in buxes, a new material used by Borsani in the early 1930's. Its purpose was to simulate the cell pattern of a leaf rather than the unusual wood veneer, and is very similar to faux finish. Signed on base, truly a rare find.

Creator: Osvaldo Borsani (Designer), Gaetano Borsani (Designer)
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1930
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Condition: Good Condition
Dimensions: 34 in. H x 30.5 in. W x 33 in. D / 86 cm H x 77 cm W x 84 cm D
Dealer Reference Number: ZC287

Dealer Location: 29 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Dealer Phone Number: 212-924-6330


Osvaldo Borsani

Osvaldo Borsani joined his father, Gaetano Borsani’s workshop as a furniture designer after completing his studies in 1937. Osvaldo inherited the workshop, Arredamento Borsani, after his fathers’ death; and, in 1953 Osvaldo and his twin brother, Fulgencio, would launch Tecno, which would become known for its experimental approach to furniture design. Osvaldo was Tecno’s main designer for over 30 years, and a main part of his work throughout the 1940’s to 1950’s featured larger furniture pieces of case goods, storage pieces and seating. Their shift towards more modern office furniture sets took place in the 1960’s, which is when the company began to broaden its concepts and collaborate with other designers. Today, many of Tecno’s and Osvaldo Borsani’s pieces are on permanent display at museums like, the MoMA in New York City, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

Art Deco

A prominent style and period in art that was developed in the early 1900’s and steadily spread across Western Europe and America until the 1930’s. Pieces made in this style were exhibited in Paris at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Mordernes from which the genre borrows its name. The emergence of Art Deco is most often viewed as the continuation or response to Art Nouveau, and was regarded as the antithesis to traditional art styles because its intention was to produce pieces representing luxury and elegance. Artists who were inspired by this style drew reference from styles, cultures or concepts that were often contradictory. Art Deco’s influence is visible across many art forms, from glass art to sculpture, architecture to fashion, dance to illustrative or graphic art. Art Deco, evoked a period of creation where artist attempted to go against traditional techniques, and sought out modernity and crafted pieces representative of excess, luxury and elegance. Art Deco is quoted as dying out by 1940, but its influence returned throughout the 1960’s and can still be seen in the arts, fashion and design of today.