P40 Lounge Chair
Style P40 lounge chair, from the 1960's
Steel base, rubber armrests and new upholstery in col. mustard
Adjustable in 486 distinct postures
DESIGNER Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985)
DIMENSIONS H.85 x W.70 x L.122/cm.
Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000, vol.1, Giuliana Gramigna, pg.40 (illustration)
Osvaldo Borsani was an Italian architect and designer. He studied at the Politecnico di Milano and after completing his degree, he joined the family business, Atelier Varedo (later Arredamento Borsani) as a furniture designer. In 1953, Osvaldo and Fulgencio founded a firm called Tecno which, as its name suggests, became known for its technology- and research-based approach to furniture design. In 1955, Tecno issued one of its best known pieces, the P40 lounge chair. Osvaldo Borsani acted as the company's sole designer for over 30 years and today Tecno is known for its innovative furniture for offices and public buildings.