Cini Boeri

Born in Milan in 1924, Boeri graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 1951 and began a long period of cooperation with Marco Zanuso, founder of Italian furniture firm Arflex. She set up her own studio in 1963, concentrating on civil architecture and industrial design. Boeri has experimented with the concept of pliability and expandability for most of her career, using materials such as polyurethane foam and bent glass to create items that push the boundaries of what an object is made of and how it can be used.The resulting shapes were revolutionary and remain so to this day.