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Architect and designer (1911-1985). A creative pioneer, visionary entrepreneur, and technological innovator. Designing products until the early 1980s, Borsani is widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the era of Italian modernism. Growing up in a creative environment, being the son of a cabinet maker, he would study Beaux-Arts and train as an architect in Milan while the city was a flourishing artistic center of design and technological progress, merging craftmanship and modern manufacturing. In 1953 Borsani founded Tecno together with his twin brother Fulgenzio. A company that would take a leading position and change the world of contract furniture in the 20th century with distinctively elegant designs, using innovative technology to express original ideas.