Brands Tecno Spa

A story which began in 1953. A name that reveals the origins of the brand, the mass production of technologically sophisticated interior design objects.
In over sixty years, Tecno has fine-tuned its business path by liaising craftsmanship culture with industrial logics, in-depth knowledge of materials with innovation, design with technology, working on every scale, from the product concept to the completion of interiors.
Among the first brands to have a catalogue, to broach foreign markets, to open showrooms on the most prestigious streets of major cities around the globe, Tecno embodies a pioneering vision and a different design language.

Since the era of the economic boom, to the new economy in the late 1990s, through to the digitisation age of the new millennium and the current-day hyper-connected and shared ways of working, Tecno has worked towards designing modern-age spaces and concurrently with the aim of imagining the future of settings intended for working and for the community.

Its innovative approach has made it possible to launch products which have become icons of design and prestigious accomplishments all over the world: “turnkey” projects, in terms of both furniture and layout, for workplaces, waiting areas and collective settings which translate the concept of tailor-made designs.
Tecno thus defined its identity as a “design factory”, whereby design is understood to be a global strategy that stems from all-Italian know-how to interpret the evolution of social and working paradigms, to develop new codes that express flexibility and customisation, moving forward based on conduct tied to mobility, keeping up with the pace of the rest of the world.

The brand has chosen the historical buildings of the Caselli in the Porta Garibaldi former excise buildings in Milan - in the heart of the city - as its headquarters, and for its offices around the globe it has picked the major cultural and business hubs in the most important capitals: in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Tunis, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, setting up its Labs there, which have become a place for research and comparison where architects, developers and contractors can meet and share a variety of multi-disciplinary skills.

Tecno has built up a collection of “original furniture, combining the independence and elegance of their design with industrial production principles”, all according to the design ethos of Osvaldo Borsani, its founder.
Its products are contemporary evergreens, which have made design history: the 47 industrial patents and 5 Compassi d’Oro awards (among the many other accolades) demonstrate the brand’s special way of imagining and building. But that’s not all, the brand has equipped these products with intelligence - being the first company to introduce the Internet of Things into offices – so they can connect to one another, with the space around them or with the users, confirming that ability to capture and anticipate changes while retaining a people-centric attitude throughout.

With completed projects in 45 different countries, relations with the largest industrial and banking groups, prestigious public and institutional bodies, partnerships/respectful relations with major architects and designers are proof of Tecno’s expertise, understood as outstanding savoir-faire, i.e. designing well and producing well, while keeping its promise of quality, durability and impeccable technique and promoting innovative contents together with excellent values.

The leadership of Giuliano Mosconi - Tecno Spa’s Chairman and CEO since 2010 - led in 2015 to the purchase the Ottagono magazine brand and archive and in 2017 to the acquisition of a majority stake in Zanotta, launching a shared project for the two brands with consequent boosting of synergy and commercial strategy at an international level. Again in 2017, the Tecno group expanded, with the birth of IO.T Solutions, a company dedicated to developing high-tech solutions and software connected to the smart building sector and to the digitisation of settings.

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