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On Wednesday 16 May, the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Osvaldo Borsani, founder and architect of Tecno, opens at the Milan Triennale.

Borsani has been among the protagonists of the 2018 Fuorisalone with a marvelous event, Casa Libera! which opened its for the first time the family villa in the center of Varedo, a town in Brianza, the most important place for the Italian post-war design.


Among my highlight stories on Instagram you will find also my visit at the villa.

Osvaldo Borsani has been a pioneer of industrial design because he has been able to transform, with his brother Fulgenzio (what a fantasy for names in the Borsani family!), the family furniture company in Tecno, an industrial reality that has changed design through innovation technology.


Tecno is an Italian company that has revolutionized not only iconic design pieces such as the P40 chaise longue chair but was also one of the first to change office interiors. The Nomos meeting table was designed in the 80s by Sir Norman Foster!

Another characteristic of Borsani’s projects was the ability to combine design and art by making furniture with collaborations with artists/friends such as Lucio Fontana, Agenore Fabbri, Aligi Sassu, Roberto Crippa, Fausto Melotti, Arnaldo and Giò Pomodoro.

The “Osvaldo Borsani” exhibition at Triennale di Milano will be open from 16 May to 16 September. Tue-Sun, 10.20-20.30. Ticket €9/€7,50.

If missed the visit to the Villa Borsani during the Fuorisalone, you can still visit it: the villa will be open by appointment only until 15 September, you can make your reservation writing to: [email protected].

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