Designed 1957, manufactured by Tecno, black enamelled tubular and sheet steel, rubber webbing, fully adjustable permitting use as chaise or single bed.
351⁄2in. (90cm.) width; 791⁄2in. (200cm.) approximate depth; height variable
Frame with brass medallion Tecno
Throughout the 1950s Osvaldo Borsani produced a range of inspired mechanical furnishings that were characterised by a highly articulated machine aesthetic, inspired by recent advances in Italy's burgeoning automobile industry. As production costs were high, many of the designs, this one included, were only accessible to the economically priviledged.
Lit: Anty Pansera, Il Design del Mobile Italiano dal 1946 a Oggi, Rome, 1990, p.146, pl.9 (the design illustrated)