1940’s Borsani Mirror – ZS401


Stunning gold leaf mirror made in Milan by Borsani in 1940. A beautifully hand-carved wood frame with drapery and tassel design, unusual great quality.

Creator: Osvaldo Borsani (Designer), Atelier Borsani Varedo (Maker)
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1940
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Hand-Carved Gold Leaf on Wood, Glass
Condition: Good Condition
Dimensions: 36 in. H 91 cm H // 21.5 in. d 55 cm d
Dealer Reference Number: ZS401

Dealer Location: 29 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Dealer Phone Number: 212-924-6330


Osvaldo Borsani

Osvaldo Borsani joined his father, Gaetano Borsani’s workshop as a furniture designer after completing his studies in 1937. Osvaldo inherited the workshop, Arredamento Borsani, after his fathers’ death; and, in 1953 Osvaldo and his twin brother, Fulgencio, would launch Tecno, which would become known for its experimental approach to furniture design. Osvaldo was Tecno’s main designer for over 30 years, and a main part of his work throughout the 1940’s to 1950’s featured larger furniture pieces of case goods, storage pieces and seating. Their shift towards more modern office furniture sets took place in the 1960’s, which is when the company began to broaden its concepts and collaborate with other designers. Today, many of Tecno’s and Osvaldo Borsani’s pieces are on permanent display at museums like, the MoMA in New York City, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.