modus chair by tecno Italy

Modus chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno

‘Start up’ authentically with these iconic ‘modus’ chairs by Osvaldo Borsani and Tecno Design.

Designed / launched by whom/when: Designed in 1972 by  Tecno (Est1953) who’s c0-founder Osvaldo Borsani learnt from his father Gaetano Borsani, an artisan furniture maker from the Brianza region. Set of six assorted.

Inspiration: Post WW11 Italian industrial modernism.

Fabrication: High gloss polished polyamide shell, die cast aluminium base.

MODELS : (1MD5511) 1 x white no arms, 1 x black no arms, 2 x white on castors no arms, (1MD5521) 2 x white adjust on castors w arms.

Design Consigned Collector: Authentic originals, made in Milan by Tecno. No longer distributed in Australia. These have been in storage and are like new. One of 3 designs chosen for The 2011 Milan Triennial Exhibition curated by Architect Pierluigi Cerri “The discrete elegance of technology”.  A Collectors assorted set of ‘as new’ modus chairs.

Stamp or Mark of authenticity: embossed tecno logo to shell back.

DC Insider: Villa Borsani c1945, Osvaldo’s Family home, adjacent to the original Tecno factory, north of Milan, was opened as an historic design museum to the public for the Milan Fair 2018.

*For sale as a set.


  • Dimensions: H71cm W53cm D53cm SH41cm
  • Condition: 5/5


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