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Arflex Botolo High Back Armchair in Natural Fur & Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri

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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 design style, where you could choose the height of the legs to have a dining chair in the high version or a style, at that time modern, "the living at a low level", a way of living and sitting on the ground. In the legs there are wheels to move easily. Additional information: Materials: Upholstered seat with Black lacquered base Color: Natural Fur Base: Black lacquered base Structure: Metal and poplar multiply wood Frame upholstery: Moulded polyurethane foam / polyester slipcover Option for lacquered base : Burnished. Feet: Castors. Cover: Fabric, leather or fur. Fully removable cover, except for leather version. Dimensions: W. 53 x D. 53 x H. 75 cm Seat height: 50 cm Available in other upholstery option: Aran, Brest, Cabas, Etoile, Flabby, York/devon, Boucle, Cherie, Lama, Blog, Hero, Lucky, Misttral, Soho, Steelcut2, Chevy, Divina Md, Gamma, Vega, Barre Available in other base option: Lacquered metal white, Gun metal grey Available in other options for lacquered version: Burnished Available in other Fur version: Black, Pink and Blue Available in other version: Low version

Customization Options

Available in other upholstery option: Available in other upholstery option: Aran, Brest, Cabas, Etoile, Flabby, York/devon, Boucle, Cherie, Lama, Blog, Hero, Lucky, Misttral, Soho, Steelcut2, Chevy, Divina Md, Gamma, Vega, Barre Available in other base option: Lacquered metal white, Gun metal grey Available in other options for lacquered version: Burnished Available in other Fur version: Black, Pink and Blue Available in other variation: Low version

Details

  • Creator
    Cini Boeri (Designer),Arflex (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in (75 cm)Width: 20.87 in (53 cm)Depth: 20.87 in (53 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    7-8 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 28671stDibs: LU1639220676092

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About the Designer

Cini Boeri

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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