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.
Tickets can be purchased at the Triennale Design Museum, Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, Milan, or on their website.
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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.
The Archivio Osvaldo Borsani invites you to discover a historic gem: Villa Borsani, which will open its doors to the public during the OsvladoBorsani retrospective exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, from May 16th to September 16th . 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. The Villa Borsani, via Umberto I, 148, Varedo is open untile September 15th. The visits are organised by FAI, please click here to book your visit.