Paying particular attention to how people use lounge seating, Cini Boeri designed her third lounge collection for Knoll to deliver multiple sitting zones — bench-like support near the seat front, and relaxed comfort as one moves into the piece. The collection harmonises generous proportions and sleek lines to deliver a modern solution for today’s more expansive interiors. The lounge chair is supported on a metal chassis with optional casters for easy movement and increased flexibility.Share
The Boeri Collection includes a Lounge Chair, a Sofa, and an Ottoman, as well as large and small pillows.
The Boeri Collection offers a modern lounge environment for the home or office, combining traditional upholstery with a sleek and modern European design aesthetic.
The frame is in formed steel tubing. The frame is powder coated and is available in dark grey paint.
The Boeri Collection pieces are available with four legs or a combination of legs and castors. Fixed locking castors are standard on the Lounge Chair and Sofa. Swivel castors on Ottoman do not lock.
The Boeri Collection is available in a variety of Spinneybeck leathers and fabrics. Textile applications are standard with single needle top stitch, while leather upholstery comes with double needle top stitch.
Lounge Chair: 136cm W x 111cm D, 77cm H, with seat height at 41.5cm.
Sofa: 211cm W x 111cm D, 77cm H, with seat height at 41.5cm.
Ottoman: 84cm W x 84cm D, 34cm H.
Pillows: Large : 79cm W x 61cm D. Small: 61cm W x 46cm D.
Cini Boeri, who designed two lounge collections and many showrooms for Knoll in the 1970s, was an obvious selection for Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo to make when he began looking for a designer to develop a new lounge collection in 2007. Boeri, one of the preeminent Italian Modernists, responded to the design challenge by applying modern simplicity and materials to proportions more common to the overstuffed sofa and lounge chair. The result, according to Pardo, “is really something quite practical. The sofa in particular has great nap potential, with low arms that are perfect headrests. The seat and a half is a great place to sit down and snuggle with a child or a dog, or also sit down and work with your computer. All of the pieces are quite deep, and big in scale with big floppy pillows that you can support yourself with.”
A graduate of Milan Politecnico, Cini Boeri has incorporated her ideas of expandability and pliability into many mediums. Her furniture and lighting designs use varied materials such as formless foam pieces, bent glass and polyurethane pieces. Her architecture studio continues in Milan, Italy.