Graphis Desk by Tecno Wood Lacquered Metal Italy 1960s

Code :  MOTATA0131780

Graphis Desk by Tecno Wood Lacquered Metal Italy 1960s

Code :  MOTATA0131780


Graphis Desk by Tecno Wood Lacquered Metal Italy 1960s


Designer:  Eugenio Gerli , Osvaldo Borsani

Production:  Tecno

Model:  Graphis

Time:  1960 - 1969

Production country:  Varedo, Lombardia, Italia

Material:  Wood , Lacquered Metal


Tecno 60's corner desk with chest of drawers; in wood and lacquered metal.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of usage.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 71
Width: 200
Depth: 177

Maximum size (cm):
Height: 76

Additional Information


Eugenio Gerli

Eugenio Gerli was born in 1923, in Milan. Architect and designer, he graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1949 and since 1950 he has dedicated himself to the activity of architect dividing himself professionally between Italy and Europe, the United States, the Middle East and the Ivory Coast. Active in the early evolutionary stages of Italian industrial design, as early as 1947 he experimented with alternative materials such as plywood and plastic felt. Beginning in 1957, a close collaboration with Tecno, participates in the growth of the company by designing some of the most successful products such as the Graphis program (which has revolutionized the way of conceiving the operational office), Graphis Box and the Clamis chairs.

Osvaldo Borsani

Osvaldo Borsani was an Italian architect and designer. His father, Gaetano Borsani, was a famous furniture craftsman and his twin brother Fulgencio was his collaborator and business partner. He studied at the Milan Polytechnic and after receiving his degree, he joined the family company, Atelier Varedo (later Borsani Furniture) as a furniture designer. Throughout the 1940s and early 1950s, Borsani produced a wide range of models. Particularly noteworthy was a 1946 model of the wall-mounted shelving system. In 1953, Osvaldo and Fulgenzio founded the Tecno company which, as the name suggests, is famous for its keen eye for technology within Design. In 1955, Tecno released one of the best known pieces, the P40 armchair. It is characterized by rubber arms and can assume 486 distinct positions. Another famous piece is the D70, a sofa that quickly achieved worldwide fame. Osvaldo Borsani acted as the company's sole designer for over 30 years, only in the mid-1980s other authors joined the firm. Today, Tecno is known for its innovative furniture for offices and public buildings.
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Production: Tecno

Time: 1960 - 1969



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