Cini Boeri died, goodbye to the architect and designer: she was 96 years old

Cini Boeri died, goodbye to the architect and designer: he was 96 years old

She left on the day of the awarding of the Compasso d’oro, which she had won in 1979 for the sofa Strips, designed in 1968 for Arflex and exhibited in the permanent collection of the Milan Triennale. With Maria Cristina Mariani Dameno, married Boeri (born in Milan on 19 June 1924), universally known as Cini Boeri or Cini, who passed away on Wednesday 8 September at the age of 96 in her Milanese home, another of the designer’s greats is leaving. only Italians. Student and collaborator of Gio Ponti, a professional in his own right since 1993, Cini Boeri has always been attentive to the wishes of users, protagonist of the golden age of Milanese and Italian creativity since the second half of the last century. He leaves his three children: Stefano, architect and president of the Milan Triennale, the economist Tito and Sandro Boeri, a journalist.


Graduated (in architecture) in 1951 at the Politecnico di Milano (where she taught Architectural Design and Industrial Design from 1981 to 1983) Cini Boeri (married to the neurologist Renato Boeri from whom she separated in 1965) was the symbol of an international Milanese that was not afraid to always get back in the game, with intelligence and irony . Among his best known objects: the armchair Bobo (1967), the sofa Serpentone (1971), the table Thales (1976) and the revolving bookcase Double face (1980), all for Arflex; the table Lunario and the sofa Gradual (1970) for Knoll; the chandelier Felt (1989) for Venini. In 2011 she was awarded the Compasso d’Oro for her career; the same year she had been appointed Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic. In 2019 her Milan, (the bourgeois, cultured and elegant one like her) had celebrated it with the Ambrogino d’oro, a name (that of Cini) chosen by the Commission on a proposal from the Provincial Anpi of Milan. Certainly not a casual choice: Cini Boeri, during the Resistance, had been a partisan relay.


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