This desk was designed by Osvaldo and Valeria Borsani and produced by Tecno. Borsani’s drawing of the design in his archive is dated 10 February, 1971. The design is referenced in Osvaldo Borsani: Architect, Designer, Entrepreneur, published by Skira and Archivio Osvaldo Borsani, in 2018 (pg. 435). A one-of-a-kind, this desk was owned by Ziuta Gerstenzang Akston (1901-1994) and Joseph James Akston (1895-1983) of Palm Beach.

Born in Varedo, Borsani (1911-1985) was an Italian architect-designer. In his early career, he designed bespoke furniture for his family's business Atelier Varedo. In 1953, he along with his twin brother Fulgenzio launched the modernist furniture manufacturing company Tecno.



DESIGNER/

Osvaldo Borsani

DATE/

1971

MATERIALS/

Leather, wood, solid brass

DIMENSIONS/

208 x 67.5cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

Italy

SHIPS FROM/

Chicago

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Osvaldo Borsani Desk $140,000

$140,000

This desk was designed by Osvaldo and Valeria Borsani and produced by Tecno. Borsani’s drawing of the design in his archive is dated 10 February, 1971. The design is referenced in Osvaldo Borsani: Architect, Designer, Entrepreneur, published by Skira and Archivio Osvaldo Borsani, in 2018 (pg. 435). A one-of-a-kind, this desk was owned by Ziuta Gerstenzang Akston (1901-1994) and Joseph James Akston (1895-1983) of Palm Beach.

Born in Varedo, Borsani (1911-1985) was an Italian architect-designer. In his early career, he designed bespoke furniture for his family's business Atelier Varedo. In 1953, he along with his twin brother Fulgenzio launched the modernist furniture manufacturing company Tecno.



DESIGNER/

Osvaldo Borsani

DATE/

1971

MATERIALS/

Leather, wood, solid brass

DIMENSIONS/

208 x 67.5cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

Italy

SHIPS FROM/

Chicago

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