The Archivio Osvaldo Borsani announces the first retrospective exhibition of the life and work of an architect, designer and visionary. ‘Osvaldo Borsani’ – from 15 May to 15 September – is curated and designed by Norman Foster and Tommaso Fantoni. The exhibition will trace the arc of Borsani’s career from the 1930’s until 1985; presenting over 300 objects, from unique pieces to industrial icons, alongside an incredibly rich array of archival materials including drawings and photographs.
Tickets can be purchased at the Triennale Design Museum, Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, Milan, or on their website.
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The Archivio Osvaldo Borsani and Ambra Medda invite you to discover a historic gem: Villa Borsani, which will open its doors to the public for the first time during Salone del Mobile, from 16-20 April. The residence, which was completed in 1945, is located in the town of Varedo just north of Milan. Set within 3,000 square meters of gardens and featuring unique works commissioned from artists including Adriano Spilimbergo and Lucio Fontana, it is a rare and immaculately preserved example of Borsani’s richly layered modernism. Villa Borsani: Casa Libera! is envisioned as a joyous rediscovery of a place suspended in time. The Villa—which has been unoccupied for nearly a decade—will be brought to life through subtle yet specific interventions including fragrance, sound, and floral arrangements.
The Villa Borsani, via Umberto I, 148, Varedo will be open daily, 16-20 April, between 10 am – 5 pm. For transportation details and to pre-register, please visit our Eventbrite page here.
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A new book, Osvaldo Borsani – architect, designer, entrepreneur, written by Giampiero Bosoni, will be published by Skira and launched during Salone del Mobile 2018. At over 600 pages and illustrated with 1500 images, this extensive volume with contributions by Norman Foster, Arnaldo Pomodoro and Joseph Rykwert amongst others, is an in-depth review of the complete works of Borsani from 1925-1985.