Sofa/ Daybed ‘D70’, designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Tecno, Italy 1954. This customizable D70 sofa has two pivoting wings, a very stable metal frame, and a beautiful fresh olive-green fabric upholstery. The opening mechanism consists of a lever with a securing pin that engages with holes in a graduated plate. The mechanism is operated effortlessly by a beautifully designed brass knob and allows the backrest and seat to assume any angle and to fold down to form a bed. With a single twist the back and seating are positioned upwards or down.
This iconic ‘D70’ sofa-bed was presented at the Exhibition of individual furniture items in the 10th Triennale Exhibition in Milan in 1954. The highly visible mechanical joint expressed Osvaldo Borsani’s determination to design and make items of furniture that were original, autonomous and elegant in form, but technical and Industrial in production. In very good condition.