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Cini Boeri Seating

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
Italian Mid-Century Modern Strips Sofa and Armchair Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern strips sofa and armchair by Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s Strips model two-seater sofa and armchair, with fully removable checkered cover, with black hinge...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Cini Boeri for Knoll Sofa Mod. Brigadier in Leather circa 1970
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Milan, IT
Architectural sofa model 'Brigadier' designed by Italian designer Cini Boeri for Knoll in 1976. This postmodern sofa is executed in refined black leather cushions which are hold toge...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Wood

Cini Boeri Two-Seat Sofa for Knoll International, 1970s
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two-seat sofa designed by Cini Boeri for Knoll International. Upholstered in smooth black Leather. Model ''Brigadier'' Love the design, low and wide. So 1970s. The wooden base has re...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather

Arflex Botolo High Back Armchair in Black Fur and Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An innovative upholstered rolling chair with three large tubular legs. Botolo is an ideal place to sit, relax and be creative.Cini Boeri designed Botolo in 1973, giving life to a new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Fur

Cini Boeri for Knoll Three Seater Sofa in Black Leather
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, three seater sofa, model 'Brigadier', leather, lacquered wood, Italy, designed in 1976. Architectural sofa model 'Brigadier' designed by Italian designer Ci...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Wood

Fiam Ghost Chair in Glass, by Cini Boeri
By FIAM, Cini Boeri
Located in New York, NY
Monolithic chair in 12 mm thick curved glass.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Glass

Black Leather Italian Design Cini Boeri 'Brigadier' Loveseats for Knoll
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian design armchair, Brigadier, Cini Boeri, Gavina Knoll, Italy 1980s Black, black high-gloss lacquered wooden frame This award winning Cini Boeri design from her Brigadie...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Lacquer

Cini Boeri Ghost Chair Fiam Italia, 1987
By Cini Boeri, FIAM
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
This is for the famous Ghost chair designed by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi and manufactured by Fiam, Italy, 1987. This fantastic transparent 12mm glass chair was made of thick cur...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Glass

Cini Boeri for Knoll Pair of Love Seats in Black Leather
By Cini Boeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, pair of love seats, part of the 'Gradual' set, black leather, fiberglass, Italy, 1970s. This pair of stunning black love seats was designed by Cini Boeri for...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Fiberglass

Arflex Strips Sofa by Cini Boeri, Represented by Tuleste Factory
By Cini Boeri
Located in New York, NY
Arflex Strips Sofa by Cini Boeri Stunning Strips sofa by Cini Boeri completely newly upholstered in a green/ jade colored fabric. One of the most famous products of Arflex. Design...
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1960s Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Pecorelle Strips Mid-Century Modern Chair by Cini Boeri to Arflex
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Beautiful Pecorelle Strips first edition chair. Preserved in an original way like few of its time since it is one of the first batches of this fabulous design. Designed by the great...
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Steel

Strips Sofa Bed by Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in amstelveen, NL
Strips sofa bed designed by Cini Boeri for Arflex in the late 60s. Can be used as a sofa and can be converted into a single bed. Removable fabric cover. Reupholstered in a fabric mad...
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Cini Boeri "BOTOLO" 6 Rolling Chairs, 1970s
By Cini Boeri
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cini Boeri "BOTOLO" 6 chairs "Botolo " rolling chair olive green velvet Cini Boeri "Botolo" rolling chair possibility to buy dining room table and smoked glass circular table ...
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1970s Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Metal

Arflex Botolo Chair in Heidi Fabric by Cini Boeri
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Botolo Chair is designed by Cini Boeri for Arflex. An innovative upholstered rolling chair with three large tubular legs. Botolo is an ideal place to sit, relax and be creative. Cini...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Metal

Cini Boeri for Arflex Modular 'Strips' Three Elements Sofa with Ottoman
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Arflex, modular 'strips' sofa with ottoman, chrome, fabric upholstery, Italy, 1970s Stunning 'Strips' sofa designed by Italian designer Cini Boeri for Arflex. The s...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Chrome

Arflex Strips Modular Sofa S3 in White Fabric and Aluminium Feet by Cini Boeri
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
At the end of the 60s, the architect Cini Boeri revolutionizes the furniture market with her model, that is now an ""evergreen"": the seat system Strips. Additional information: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Aluminum

Arflex Botolo High Back Armchair in Natural Fur & Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An innovative upholstered rolling chair with three large tubular legs. Botolo is an ideal place to sit, relax and be creative.Cini Boeri designed Botolo in 1973, giving life to a new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Fur

Cini Boeri for Arflex Modular 'Strips' Pair of Two-Seater Elements
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Arflex, modular 'strips' sofa, chrome, fabric upholstery, Italy, 1970s Stunning 'Strips' sofa designed by Italian designer Cini Boeri for Arflex. The sofa consists ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Strips Sofa Bed by Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in amstelveen, NL
Strips sofa bed designed by Cini Boeri for Arflex in the late 60s. Can be used as a sofa and can be converted into a single bed. Removable fabric cover. Reupholstered in a fabric mad...
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Cini Boeri for Gavina 'Gradual' Lounge Chair / Settee
By Cini Boeri
Located in Dallas, TX
Part of the 'Gradual' seating system designed by Cici Boeri and sold through Gavina / Knoll in 1971. This settee has a dark brown fiberglass frame with intergraded shelf and casters....
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1970s Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Fiberglass

Cini Boeri for Arflex Modular 'Strips' Sofa
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Arflex, modular 'strips' sofa, upholstery, Italy, 1970s Stunning 'Strips' sofa designed by Cini Boeri for Arflex. This set consists out of seven elements, of which si...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Chrome

Vintage Sofa "Gradual Lounge" by Cini Boeri for Knoll Gavina, Italy, 1970s
By Gavina, Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Sofa "Gradual Lounge" is an original design item realized it Italy in 1970s. Top Rare sofa, designed by Cini Boeri for Knowll Gavina. A totally innovative modular syste...
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1970s Italian Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather

Arflex Pecorelle Sofa in Denver Fabric with Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The architect Cini Boeri tells that she was inspired by Christo Vladimirov Javasev's and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon's works, masters in the art of landscape painting. Nature pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Metal

Arflex Pecorelle Armchair in Denver Fabric with Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The architect Cini Boeri tells that she was inspired by Christo Vladimirov Javasev's and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon's works, masters in the art of landscape painting. Nature pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Metal

Cini Boeri Brigadier Sofa in Off-White Leather for Gavina, Italy, 1973
By Gavina, Cini Boeri
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Stunning architectonic 'Brigadier' sofa by Cini Boeri for Gavina, Italy 1973. Nice minimalistic square design in the Highest quality. Smooth leather in an off white color, same color...
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1970s Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Wood

Cini Boeri for Gavina 'Gradual' Sofa
By Cini Boeri
Located in Dallas, TX
Part of the 'Gradual' seating system designed by Cici Boeri and sold through Gavina / Knoll in 1971. This sofa has a dark brown fiberglass frame with intergraded shelf and casters. T...
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1970s Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather, Fiberglass

Monumental Cini Boeri Brigadier Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $5,850....Literally a throne, this award winning Cini Boeri design from her Brigadier Series for Knoll is a room anchor, beautiful and strong...a minimalist architectura...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather

Bengodi Vintage Cognac Leather Sofas by Cini Bouri for Arflex Italy
By Cini Boeri
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Stunning and rare set of matching Bengodi sofas. Designed by Cini Boeri for Aflex Italy. Original cognac leather with a stunning patina! Mint vintage condition - no damage. Labe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Leather

Arflex Botolo Low Back Armchair in Natural Fur & Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An innovative upholstered rolling chair with three large tubular legs. Botolo is an ideal place to sit, relax and be creative.Cini Boeri designed Botolo in 1973, giving life to a new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Fur

Arflex Pecorelle Armchair in Denver Fabric and Black Fur Corners by Cini Boeri
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The architect Cini Boeri tells that she was inspired by Christo Vladimirov Javasev's and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon's works, masters in the art of landscape painting. Nature pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cini Boeri Seating

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Metal

Bobo Relax Lounge Chair by Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1960s
By Arflex, Cini Boeri
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare chaise longue lounge chair armchair by the italian designer Cini Boeri for the editor Arflex. New upholstery in bouclé fabric. Famous design like Gio Ponti, Gianfranco Frattini,...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Cini Boeri Seating

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Fabric, Bouclé, Foam

Cini Boeri seating for sale on 1stDibs

Cini Boeri seats are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Cini Boeri seating collection, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 15 vintage editions of these items, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original seating designs by Cini Boeri were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. Many customers also consider seating by Marzio Cecchi, Carlo Scarpa and Casa e Giardino if you want to add additional seating. Prices for Cini Boeri seating can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,243 and tops out at $33,534, while pieces like these can sell for $5,225 on average.

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