ARFLEX - ARCADIA present arch. Cini Boeri

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arflex il 23/10/2012 17:01

ARCADIA in Geneve in partnership with Arflex celebrates Cini Boeri, through a big event made on September 27th, 2012.

Graduated from the Politecnico in Milan in 1951, she began his career with Gio Ponti and then opened, despite the skepticism of Marco Zanuso, her own architectural office.
Despite this, she did not surrender and leads her office with an iron fist, although the professional environment of the time is strongly patriarchal.
Her work is focused on home projects, collaborating with leader design companies, although she is criticized by the press of the time for his progressive ideas, that only few people can understand. Her works has as main theme the clearances and functionality. In 1979 she won the prestigious award “Compasso d’oro” for the Strips sofa.


Strips – year  1972 (compasso d’oro award)
After  Serpentone, Arflex wants to have a simple sofa, to be produced and to be sold. For this reason, Strips was born, where design is focused on the fabric and no more on the structure. Strongly inspired from the works of Christo, she decides to pack a sofa and make it completely removable and washable. She won Compasso d’oro award and Strips is now exhibited in some museums in the world, like for example Moma in New York and Triennale in Milan.

Taboga – year 1976
It was inspired by the famous chair Tripolina and was reviewed in 2011 with a fully removable cover and a metal frame, painted in different colors.
The seat is fixed on elastic straps.

Botolo – year 1973
Simple chairs, made by three chromed and painted steel, welded on a triangular plate, where the polyurethane seat is fixed.
They are exhibited at the Triennale in Milan.

Cubotto – year  1967
Cini Boeri was the first designer, who used the castors under her furniture.
True to her first idea that furniture should be able to move to have the greatest possible flexibility in space, she created Cubotto, compact, complete and to be used also as a side table next to the sofa.

Pecorelle – year 1979
Armchair and sofa, inspired from the work of Christo Vladimirov Javasev and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, landscape painters.
It is a variation of the Strips project, where the body is fixed on little legs in black metal : the result seems to be exactly a sheep, with the fully removable cover.

Bobo relax – year 1967  
In 1966 Cini Boeri starts to examine the possibility to apply polyurethane.
From these studies Bobo was born, that then is developed as armchair, psychoanalysis armchair, chaise longue and high armchair.
The idea was to obtain a finish product with polyurethane, without using the cover, but, for costs problems, the company decided to cut the polyurethane and cover it with elastic fabric. Bobo is the first armchair realized completely from a block in polyurethane with differentiated density, without internal structure..