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Cini Boeri Lighting

Italian, 1924-2020

Had Cini Boeri been a man, the Milanese architect and furniture designer, who died in 2020 at age 96, might be regarded today on par with such visionaries of the mid-20th century as Gio Ponti or Marco Zanuso. She worked with both. Although she’s well known and deeply respected in Italy, her renown elsewhere has been more akin to a cult following.

“I admire the work she did across architecture, interiors and furniture,” designer Faye Toogood says of Boeri’s impact. “She practiced architecture during a time when it was considered that women were too fragile to work outside.”

Boeri was one of very few women of her era to graduate from Milan Polytechnic with an architecture degree, which she did in 1951. Her illustrious career hinged on the strict economy of her designs and limited palette of materials. For example, her innovative 1971 Serpentone sofa for Arflex was crafted from just one material, polyurethane foam, and sold by the meter. Her ingenious 1987 Ghost chair for Fiam was cut from a single sheet of thick glass.

But in Boeri’s earlier days, her pieces displayed a more youthful exuberance. The circa 1968 Cubotto cabinet, produced in small numbers by Arflex, is an elegantly irregular arrangement of eight drawers of varying dimensions. The wooden cube, two feet square, was finished in laminate — in vivid orange, blue, sand or white — with color-coordinated casters and handles of black-enameled brass. Its design reflects a Space Age interest in flexible, space-saving, multiuse furnishings.

“It’s a very clean piece of design,” says Kaisha Davierwalla, owner and founder of Vaspaar Italy. “Even with its strong, square lines, somehow the vibrant colors and asymmetry have the feel of a feminine touch.”

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Creator: Cini Boeri
Accademia Medium Wall Lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide 1978
By Cini Boeri, Artemide
Located in Barcelona, ES
The Accademia medium wall lamp, designed by Cini Boeri in 1978, is a lamp version of the popular table lamp created for Artemide. This lamp is an impressive example of Boeri's minima...
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1970s Italian Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Iron

Accademia table lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide, 1978
By Artemide, Cini Boeri
Located in UTRECHT, NL
Rare table lamp, model Accademia designed by Cini Boeri for Artemide, Italy 1978. The lamp has a black painted metal base and a white polyester shade which gives a nice warm glow whe...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Metal

Abat Jour table lamp by Cini Boeri for Arteluce, 1st production 1970
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Located in Arezzo, Italy
Lampada da tavolo modello Abat Jour disegnata da Cini Boeri nel 1970 per Arteluce, prima produzione. Base in marmo nero marquina, struttura in acciaio verniciato, paralume in perspex...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Cini Boeri for Arteluce Mod.235 Wall Lamp, Italy 1970s
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Accademia table lamp by Cini Boeri, Artemide 1978
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Metal

Accademia Tavolo Picoli by Cini Boeri for Artemide 1978
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Early Cini Boeri Accademia Floor Lamp for Artemide, Italy 1978
By Artemide, Cini Boeri
Located in Milan, IT
An Early Cini Boeri Accademia Floor Lamp for Artemide, Italy 1978
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Cini Boeri "602" Table Lamp for Arteluce 1960s
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Located in Wien, Wien
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Mod.268 wall or ceiling lamp designed by Cini Boeri for Arteluce, Italy 1971
By Arteluce, Cini Boeri
Located in Milano, IT
The Model 268 lamp designed by Cini Boeri for Arteluce, is the epitome of hyper-minimalistic design. Its cylindrical shape exudes elegance and simplicity, free from any extraneous de...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Metal, Aluminum

Accademia Wall Lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide, Italy 1978
By Artemide, Cini Boeri
Located in Milano, IT
Accademia Wall Lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide, Italy 1978. The Accademia sconce (or wall lamp) designed by Cini Boeri in 1978 is one of the variations manufactured by Artemide of t...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Brontes Table Lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide, 1980s
By Artemide, Cini Boeri
Located in Rotterdam, NL
An exceptional table lamp model Brontes, designed by Cini Boeri and produced by Artemide, 1981. The model consists of a heavy red lacquered cylindrical metal base and a pivoting sha...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Metal

Model Chiara Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Venini, 1985
By Venini, Cini Boeri
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Illuminate your space with the ethereal elegance of the Model Chiara Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Venini, a radiant masterpiece signed "Venini 1985." Crafted from pristine white glas...
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1780s Italian Space Age Antique Cini Boeri Lighting

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Cini Boeri Hand Blown Murano Glass Light Pink Table Lamp
By Cini Boeri, Fontana Arte
Located in London, England
An elegant table lamp made from layered and blown Murano glass and a circular cast iron metal base. Signed. A single piece of glass forms the shade, connecting to the fluted glass s...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Murano Glass, Reeded Glass, Blown Glass

Cini Boeri Hand Blown Murano Glass Blue Table Lamp
By Fontana Arte, Cini Boeri
Located in London, England
An elegant table lamp made from hand blown Murano glass and a circular metal base. A single piece of glass forms the shade, connecting to the fluted glass stem via three screws. Li...
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Cini Boeri Hand Blown Murano Milk Glass White Table Lamp
By Cini Boeri, Fontana Arte
Located in London, England
An elegant table lamp made from hand blown Murano glass and a circular metal base. A single piece of glass forms the shade, connecting to the fluted glass stem via three screws. Li...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Accademia Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide 1978
By Cini Boeri, Artemide
Located in Barcelona, ES
The Accademia lamp, designed by Cini Boeri in 1978, is a floor lamp version of the popular table lamp created for Artemide. This lamp is an impressive e...
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1970s Italian Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Iron

Accademia Wall Lamp by Cini Boeri for Artemide, 1978
By Cini Boeri, Artemide
Located in Barcelona, ES
The Accademia lamp, designed by Cini Boeri in 1978, is a lamp version of the popular table lamp created for Artemide. This lamp is an impressive example...
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1970s Italian Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Cini Boeri, Set of 2 Pink glass "Chiara" Table Lamp, Venini Murano, Italy, 1984
By Venini, Cini Boeri
Located in Firenze, IT
A set of 2 "Chiara" table lamp designed by Cini Boeri. manufactured by Venini Murano, Italy, 1984 . Theese pieces of design are constructed of white glass over a subtle rose layer interior...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Murano Glass

Blue Chiara Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Venini, Italy, 1980s
By Cini Boeri
Located in Brussels, BE
Chiara Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Venini, Italy, 1980s
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Glass

Pair of “Accademia” Table Lamps by Cini Bori for Artemide, 1970's
By Artemide, Cini Boeri
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of “Accademia” Table lamps by Cini Bori Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1970s for Artemide. Original EU cord with the adapter. 75w ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Metal

"Abat Jour" Table Lamp by Cini Boeri for Arteluce, Italy, 1970s
By Arteluce, Cini Boeri
Located in Milan, IT
Oversized "Abat Jour" table lamp by Cini Boeri for Arteluce. Pyramidal marble base support the metal and plastic shade. Monumental piece with archetypal shape. From April 2 2016 to ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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VENINI Mid-Century Modern "Chiara" Pink Glass Italian Chandelier by Cini Boeri.
By Venini, Cini Boeri
Located in Sacile, PN
"Chiara" pink glass chandelier designed by Cini Boeri for VENINI, dated 1985. Black varnished metal top and pink glass shade. Signed VENINI.
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Pair of Lamps Marble Metal Lucite by Cini Boeri for Tronconi, Italy, 1970s
By Cini Boeri, Tronconi
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern Space Age Art Deco style Memphis Large Tall pair of table or bedside lamps in black marble, black lacquered metal and white lucite per...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Lighting

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Cini Boeri lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Cini Boeri lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Cini Boeri lighting, although purple editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lighting by Cini Boeri were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Giuliana Gramigna, Giusto Toso, and Fabio Lenci. Prices for Cini Boeri lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,074 and can go as high as $10,427, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,172.

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