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June 19, 1924
September 9, 2020(2020-09-09) (aged 96)
Politecnico di Milano
architecture, interior design, industrial design
Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC), Los Angeles, Calif.
Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 2011, Roma, Quirinale, Presidente della Repubblica Italiana
Cini Boeri (June 19, 1924 – September 9, 2020) was an Italian architect and designer.
2 Prizes and awards
Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara. A design created by Cini Boeri in collaboration with Marco Zanuso
Boeri earned her degree at the Politecnico di Milano university in 1951. At that time, there were more female interior designers than architects because it was thought that women were too fragile to work outside. After collaborating with Marco Zanuso from 1951 through 1963, she started an independent architectural practice. Her main focuses in architecture were civil and interior architecture, as well as industrial design.
In the 1970s, Boeri began designing showrooms for Knoll in Europe and America. She also designed a variety of sofas and chairs for the company, some of which are still in production today. In addition, she worked for a variety of other design companies, including lighting company Artemide, furniture company Arflex, and the housewares company Rosenthal. Some do not know that Boeri was a trained architect because of her work for Knoll and Arflex.
Different examples of her work can be found in museums and international exhibitions.
Prizes and awards
Boeri has been awarded many prizes; among those, in 1979 a Compasso D'Oro (strips product design for arflex) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in 2008.
1964 Borgogna armchair (Arflex)
1967 Bobo and Cubotto one-piece armchair (Arflex)
1967 ABS luggage set (Franzi)
1968 Bengodi sofa (Arflex)
1970 Lunario table and Gradual sofa (Knoll)
1971 Serpentone sofa (Arflex)
1972 Strips sofa (Arflex)
1972 Cibi glasses and crystal decorative objects (Arnolfo di Cambio)
1973 Lucetta desk lamp (Stilnovo)
1976 Talete table (Arflex)
1977 Brigadier armchair (Knoll)
1980 Double face revolving bookcase (Arflex)
1982 Tre B handles (Fusital)
1982 Dito desk table (Tronconi)
1982 Rever door (Tre-P Tre-Più)
1983 Malibu table (Arflex)
1983 prefabricated house (Misawa Homes, Tokyo)
1987 Ghost armchair (Fiam)
1989 Steps drawer (Estel)
1989 Feltro chandelier (Venini)
2007 To the wall bookcase (Magis)
1966-67 Holiday house in Punta Cannone (La Maddalena, Italy)
1967 Holiday house on Abbataggia gulf (La Maddalena, Italy)
1970 Museum house of Antonio Gramsci in Ghilarza (Oristano Italy)
1976 Restoration of Palazzo Forti (Verona, Italy)
1990 Country house (Piacenza, Italy)
1997 EDS office building (Rome, Italy)
2003/2004 Holiday house on Abbataggia gulf (La Maddalena, Italy)
2007 Museum of the Duomo treasure (Monza, Italy)
Charlotte Fiell; Peter Fiell (ed): Design des 20. Jahrhunderts, Taschen, Cologne 2012, (ISBN 978-3-8365-4107-7), p. 121