Cini Boeri for Arflex Modular 'Strips' Sofa
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 six contain a backrest, that can be placed differently, making the sofa very flexible. One piece can function as a sidetable or ottoman. The sofa is created on a very low chromed base. The "Strips" is one of Arflex most famous products and the design was awarded with the Compasso d'Oro price.
Cini Boeri (1924-2020) was one of the first post-war female designers to achieve a prominent role in the world of postmodern furniture design and architecture. In 1951, Boeri graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan, the city where she was born and raised. With a degree in architecture, Boeri briefly followed an internship at the studio of Italian designer Gio Poni. Later she collaborated with Marco Zanuso for many years. In 1963 the Cini Boeri Architetti studio was established. Throughout her career, Boeri designed numerous items for Artemide, Gavina and later for Knoll, Arflex, Fiam and more. A characteristic element of her furniture designs are the modular sofa systems that she implemented in several items, par example the well-known ‘Strips’ series. In 2011, Cini Boeri received the Compasso d’Oro Lifetime Achievement award for her outstanding work and is being named a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This item might contain some threadbare upholstery with loose seams and small stains. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.
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