Osvaldo Borsani (Italian, born Switzerland, 1911-1985). <em>Folding Chair (Model S88)</em>, ca. 1955. Laminated teak covered plywood and steel, 31 1/8 x 17 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (79.1 x 45.1 x 50.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Barry Friedman, 84.275.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.275.1_bw.jpg)

Folding Chair (Model S88)

Artist:Osvaldo Borsani

Medium: Laminated teak covered plywood and steel

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Dates:ca. 1955

Dimensions: 31 1/8 x 17 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (79.1 x 45.1 x 50.5 cm)

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Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 84.275.1

Image: 84.275.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Side chair, plywood and tubular steel. Teak molded plywood back and seat of formed, rounded rectangular shape on black, welded steel frame. Pairs of "V" formed legs, welded to center tubular cross piece are set under and towards rear of cantilevered seat. Two slender parallel steel rods rise from cross piece at center of back to hold chair back in place. Folding chair, Model S88. Condition - Wear marks around edges of seat and back. White paint and/or scratch marks along right rear of seat, and one spot on right edge of back. Along some of the wood seams and along a few minor scratches, areas of a wood tone stain, now turning reddish. On back of seat back a rectangle, about 4"x 6" distinctly darker than rest of app. (perhaps a marking former label?). Minor wear marks on legs.

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