Retrospective exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum

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 traces 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.

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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.

Villa Borsani: Special open days organised by FAI Monza

The Archivio Osvaldo Borsani invites you to discover a historic gem: Villa Borsani. The residence, which was completed in 1945, is located in the town of Varedo just north of Milan and reachable by train from Cadorna station. 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. FAI Monza organises special events during which the Villa is open to the public for guided tours. Take a look on their website for further openings.