Today we will show you the Art Deco style interiorsat the villa of the Italian architect Osvaldo Borsani. You will be surprised how modern and relevant what was created in the 1940s looks. This year the portal roomble.com, together with the famous antique dealer and collector Stefano Urbinati, gave a unique architectural tour. About 20 architects and designers visited the private villa of the architect Osvaldo Borsani, located in Varedo (near Milan) and turned into a closed design museum. Architect Natalya Guseva, who visited the villa with us, was so delighted with what she saw that she decided to share her impressions with the readers. Natalya Guseva, architect In 1986 she graduated from the art school, in 1994 - from the Moscow Architectural Institute, Faculty of Housing. Now he is the head of his own design bureau Guseva-Style, which was created in 1998. Since its inception, the team of professionals assembled by her has been able to successfully implement many projects of varying degrees of complexity. This building, which is rightfully considered a historical monument, has something to surprise and delight the sophisticated designer. The building is located in the small town of Varedo north of Milan and was built next to the furniture factory Atelier ABV. This factory was owned by Gaetano and was well known and respected. Two sons, two brothers, two future legends of the legend of the great design era of Lombardy, Oswald and Fulgenzio Borsani, could observe the creation of wooden chairs, tables and other furniture from childhood and take part in its manufacture. The sons continued their father's business, and today the Techno company is recognizable and prestigious. Roomble: Many people know the P 40 chaise longue chair and the D 70 folding sofa - the first models presented by the Techno S. P. A. furniture factory, which was founded by the Borsani brothers. Today it is a large international company that is recognized all over the world. The factory works mainly with non-standard objects and eminent designers, embodying bold ideas.
In 1943, when still a young architectOsvaldo Borsani was at the peak of his career, he designed for his father Gaetano villa, which is a rare surviving example of the architecture of Osvaldo Borsani. The last resident of the house is Karla Borsani, wife of Fulgencio, cousin and business partner. Since the house throughout its history belonged to the Borsan family, in the last 70 years little has changed in it. Natalia Guseva:- Unfortunately, such a treasure of design history remained unknown to many. And this is, of course, a missed opportunity for all design lovers, as Villa Borsani presents a mesmerizing mixture of two styles, two approaches that defined 20th century Italian design: traditionalism and modernism. Seeing the villa once with your own eyes, you can realize the place of Osvaldo Borsani in the history of Italian design. Our opinion: - Osvaldo Borsani made a huge contribution to the architecture and design of Italy in the 20th century. For his homeland, he is like Fyodor Shekhtel for Russia, or as for Europe - and the entire architectural world - Le Corbusier. Natalia Guseva: - Hall surprises with modern design. A weightless staircase made of glass and marble, a contrasting marble floor with a geometric pattern, ultra-modern metal sculpture by Azénor Fabbri - all this is still true today. A lot of interiors in this style are adorned on the pages of fashion magazines.
Rectangular leather sofas, coffee table made ofwood and glass in the living room look modern. These pieces of furniture are relevant today and, most likely, will be relevant for many years to come. Osvaldo Borsani not only designed the house himself, but also thought through the entire design of the villa down to the smallest details of the interior. And to create some elements, such as the fireplace portal, Osvaldo invited famous Italian artists.
Incredible beauty fireplace with ceramictiles, made by Lucho Fontana, is a kind of link with the dining area. Smooth marble countertop with its dynamic natural pattern echoes the quaint lines of the fireplace. Natalia Guseva: - A cozy cabinet made of wood, a simple but luxurious bedroom with an intricate dressing table, a bathroom with a touching mosaic pattern, numerous lockers and niches - everything is surprisingly thought out, concise, convenient and functional. At the same time, the overall impression of the interior does not lose its decorativeness, which is one of the important elements of the Art Deco style, the reading and understanding of which I saw in this house.