Osvaldo Borsani

Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985) was an Italian architect and furniture designer. With his stylish and technically innovative furniture, Osvaldo Borsani helped change the face of Italian design in the 1950s and ’60s. While still in school, Borsani participated in the fifth Milan Triennale, presenting his Casa Minima project, which earned him a silver medal. In 1953, Osvaldo and his twin brother, Fulgenzio opened TECNO, a firm that became known for its technology and research- based approach to furniture design. Borsani’s best-known and most novel pieces date from TECNO’s initial furniture lines are now included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum.