The founder of Tecno Spa together with his brother, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985) was awarded a silver medal at the age of 22 for his design of the "Minimal House" at the Milan Triennale. Borsani's designs are all characterized by the greatest attention to the combination of technology and design, elegance or ergonomics, never losing sight of the aspect of practicality in everyday life.
Pair of Montreal Chairs
Frei Otto 1967
Karl Fröscher, Murr, Gemany
stackable and dismountable construction made of dark walnut wood covered with brown cowhide leather tightened by straps under the seat
very good condition
The architect Frei Otto designed the German pavilion and the accompanying chairs for the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal, which were manufactured by the Fröscher company in various wood and color combinations.
Afra & Tobia Scarpa 1961
Solid rosewood frame, partially blonded
upholstered with high quality black original leather
The Italian designer couple Afra (1937-2011) and Tobia (*1935) Scarpa, who have won numerous prizes designed the Bastiano seating program for Gavina, a reinterpretation of Le Corbusier's classic, but with a warm and casual feel. The high-quality materials make it an age-worthy and convincingly comfortable collectible. Gavina was acquired in 1968 by Knoll International, which still manufactures the program in slightly modified dimensions.
The unusual name of this armchair comes from the shape of the cutout under the armrests, reminiscent of a letter opener. It is one of the early designs of Kai Kristiansen, born in 1929, who after an apprenticeship as a carpenter and studying design with Kaare Klint, opened his own studio in 1955 at the age of 26 and designed furniture for well-known manufacturers.
Chair MR50 "Brno"
Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich 1930 Knoll International 1990s