Emerged just before the 30s, Boffi’s handcraft, through Carlo Boffi, is the first expression of this. Through the natural beauty of primordial shapes and carved wood, the unusual lusciousness of the 20s was mixed with ethnic influences to create a new hybrid identity.
That is how the innovative style was created and later developed. In the 50s, by Federico, Roberto and Michele Boffi. New materials and technologies were added (solid wood, lacquering, padding…), giving a sophisticated and international soul to the company,
During the 60s and 70s, Boffi explored new colours and rhythmic details. Then in the 80s the company came in contact with designs avant-gardes, shaping new personal styles. This “tailored” handcraft was shown also in international artworks,
New artistic influences led to the discovery of new materials such as plissè and matelassé and new colours such as brown gold, glazed pink and pearly teal. New fragmented shapes revealed the inner and troubled soul of the style. This creative unrest influencing
Boffi’s style in the 90s was full of contradictions and iridescences, while in the 2000s it transitioned towards sophisticated temptations. The designer’s creativity was merged with practicality and aesthetics, without renouncing to vivid colours,
The colour became the trademark, highlighting the shape. It ranged from the darkest black to the most iconic and vibrant red, with strong golden additions. From the 30s to the 40s, after the New York World’s Fair, Boffi’s motto “Building tomorrow’s world”
A product is made up of emotions and ideas, which are influenced by the creativity of the specific time periods. However, it often anticipates them predicting moods, guessing desires, celebrating thoughts, and modernising arts.
At the same time Boffi’s Contract division became more involved in relevant international projects. In these occasions Boffi created a comprehensive product for the customers, tailored to its requirements without compromising on the company’s