Prototype "Lunario" table, 1972
produced by Gavina
Formica top with storage space below, aluminum base
59" (L) x 43.3" (W) x 27.5" (H)
(born 1924, italy)
Cini Boeri graduated from the Politecnico of Milan in 1951. After a short internship in Giò Ponti's studio, she began a collaboration with Marco Zanuso. Then, in 1963, she started her independent architectural practice -- a rarity at that time for a woman working in the fields of civil architecture and industrial design.
During her extremely prolific career, she has designed single-family houses, apartments, museum installations, offices and shops in Italy and abroad, devoting great attention to the study of the functionality of space and to the psychological relationships between man and the environment. In the field of industrial design, she has worked for a variety of design companies, including lighting company Artemide, furniture company Arflex, and the housewares company Rosenthal.
A number of products designed by her are featured in museums and international exhibition spaces. In 2008, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.