The design and industrial affair of Osvaldo Borsani began in the company of his father Gaetano, ABV (Arredamenti Borsani Varedo), specialized in handicraft production for large Milanese clients. Osvaldo revealed his talent in his early twenties, when he was awarded at the V Triennale in Milan for the preparation of “La Casa Minima“, in which his tension towards modernity applied to the world of furniture was already manifest.
Its founder Osvaldo, in collaboration with the twin Fulgenzio, presented Tecno in the tenth edition of the Triennale (1954). With this company, Osvaldo began his adventure in the field of industrial production, after having worked for years with important avant-garde artists such as Lucio Fontana to create unique furnishings for a qualified clientele. All Tecno products, although industrialized, retain a touch of uniqueness that makes them immediately successful.
Armchairs such as the P40 and P32 models or sofas such as the D70 model immediately became timeless classics, and Tecno begun its global expansion, placing its fulcrum in the historic Milan showroom in via Montenapoleone inherited from its father. Osvaldo Borsani curated the renovation. In the ’60s the company got closer and closer to the world of executive offices and furnishings for public spaces. Among the most important contracts, the one assigned from Enrico Mattei and ENI.
The furniture of public spaces is a field in which Tecno continues today to invest, boasting many prestigious projects such as the European Parliament in Brussels in 1992 or the remake of the British Museum in London. From 2010, the leading of the company belongs to Giuliano Mosconi, historic manager of the Poltrona Frau group, who inaugurated the new headquarters of Mariano Comense and oversaw the re-launch at the highest international levels.