Osvaldo Borsani
P40 lounge chair
Maker: Tecno
Italy
1950s
Metal, brass and fabric
This is one of the earliest edition with the adjustable feet rest that pulls out in order to extend it
35 ½ H x 28 ⅓ W. x 35 ½ D in
90 H x 72 w x 90 D cm

This is an early edition of the P40 adjustable lounge chair. It is a reclinable chair designed by Italian architect and designer Osvaldo Borsani in 1956 for his furniture manufacturing company Tecno in Varedo, Ialy. It is made of lack enameled steel, rubber arms, brass and fabric. The P40 chair in a great technical achievement as it features mobile parts with height adjustable backrest, auto-adjusting armrests, adjustable leg rest, and a metal structure; all of which allow the P40 to conform into 486 different positions.

 

Literature
Fulvio Irace & Giuliana Gramigna - Osvaldo Borsani 1992, ppg. 258-261, Milano, De Luca Editore
Giampiero Bosoni - Tecno: A Discreetly Technical Elegance 2012, ppg. 56-61, Milano, Skira Editore
Giuliana Gramigna - Repertorio 1950-1980 2001, pg. 88, Milano , Mondadori
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