One "Modus" swivel side chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy c,1972. Later versions offered. Polished polyamide (nylon), trestle die-cast polished aluminium with newly reupholstered white vinyl seat.
Three chairs available.
Dimensions- adjustable height 705 - 830 mm (top of chair) seat height 410 - 550 mm 480 w x 500 d mm
Design/ origin- Originally designed in 1972, by Tecno's design centre for the Graphis Office System. The design itself is very futuristic in style and resembles that of the early US designs of Eero Saarinen. The most interesting part is the base construction. Slatted aluminium which holds the chair seat, then tapers down to an intricate five star base, polished one side and painted the other.
The chair is most certainly ergonomic, light weight and very useful. With a gas lift working flawlessly to bring the user to desired height.
Chairs are stamped in a few places. One embossed on the top rear. Under the chair cast into the aluminium. Stamped 'made in Italy' on the bottom of the seat. Also labeled with the supplier here in Australia 'Fox'. Condition- Chairs are in near perfect condition. Recently reupholstered in quality brilliant white vinyl to match the original. There are a few scratches here and there, the main one pictured. Gas lifts functioning as they should. One of the gas lift knobs is missing. Polished aluminium recently.