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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Lugano, acquired directly from the architect, circa 1951
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Arredamento Moderno, Di Tutto Il Mondo, studi librerie scrivanie, Milan, 1956, figs. 193-94

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the IX Milan Triennale, May-September 1951.

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Rare partner's desk and armchair, designed for the IX Triennale, Milan

circa 1951
Cherry wood, birch-veneered plywood, fabric.
Desk: 78 x 89.7 x 172 cm (30 3/4 x 35 3/8 x 67 3/4 in.)
Armchair: 81 x 58 x 69 cm (31 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 27 1/8 in.)

Manufactured by Arredamenti Borsani, Varedo, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Archivio Osvaldo Borsani.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 Ω

Sold for £43,750

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Design

London Auction 21 September 2016