Very rare reading light Mod. "1098"
Circular grey metal base, grey plastic tubular frame
DESIGNER Cini Boeri (1924-2020)
DIMENSIONS D. 25 x H. 120 /cm
The Complete Designers' Lights II, Clemence & Didier Krzentowski, pg 271 (illustration)
Cini Boeri is one of the leading female designers of her generation. Boeri graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1951, then she took an internship at Gio Ponti's studio for a short period of time, and then started working with Marco Zanuso–with whom she worked until 1963. At that time, she decided to open her own design studio, Cini Boeri Architetti, where she was able to explore the new forms of industrial design alongside her ongoing passion for architecture and exhibit design. She was the recipient of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and, since 2012, has been included as an honorary member of the acclaimed Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI). In 2011, she was awarded the Compasso d’Oro for Lifetime Achievement.
Her work has been exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York, and the museum of Triennale di Milano.