Adjustable sofa, model no. D70

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  • Literature

    'I mobili Tecno', Domus, no. 303, February 1955, front cover, p. 41; 'rassegna domus', no. 306, May 1955, n.p.
    Tecno, sales catalogue, 1969, n.p. for image and technical drawing
    Giuliana Gramigna and Fulvio Irace, Osvaldo Borsani, Rome, 1992, throughout
    Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari, The Furniture of Carlo Mollino, New York, 2006, pp. 188 fig. 377 for an image, fig. 378 for sketch, p. 231

  • Catalogue Essay

    Uniting artisan knowledge with industrial technology, Osvaldo Borsani founded Tecno in 1953. Reflecting this vision, Borsani’s D70 sofa was awarded the Gold Medal at the Milan X Triennale, 1954. Carlo Mollino reimagined the present model with custom-made quilted black upholstery, supplied by Tecno, for the foyer of the Teatro Regino in Turin.

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Adjustable sofa, model no. D70

designed 1954, produced circa 1967
Painted steel, painted tubular steel, brass, vinyl.
Sofa: 83.5 x 193.5 x 90 cm (32 7/8 x 76 1/8 x 35 3/8 in.)
Daybed: 41.5 x 193.5 x 117.5 cm (16 3/8 x 76 1/8 x 46 1/4 in.)

Manufactured by Tecno, Varedo, Italy. Each side with manufacturer's metal label T.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

sold for £6,250

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018