23/11/2021 - Eclectic and irreverent, the new Fratelli Boffi furnishings
combine precious materials, craftsmanship and retro lines. News 2021 the Sitlali rocking armchair designed by the Swiss designer Philippe Bestenheider, the Archway table designed by the Argentine designer Cristián Mohaded and the Ciuffo armchairs developed by the brand's research department.
Sitlali draws its inspiration from the archetype of the English chair, the Windsor chair, a chair conceived at the end of the eighteenth century as a country furnishing and which evolved into multiple versions throughout the decades to come, remaining a current object even today. The back, designed as a fan of thin overlapping rods, becomes the distinctive character of the project. The same structure and overlapping rods also design the base of the chair, making up the legs which end in the curve of the rocker, creating a coherent, light constructive unit.
It is being presented in two different versions, of which one in two-tone stain, the magenta color chosen for the finishings, with a strong visual impact and made with various gradations which cover, to more or less of an extent, and also reveal and highlight the grain of the wood while at the same time highlighting the overlapping of the elements.
In its composition, Sitiali reveals itself to be an object with a sculptural character at the same time distinguished by a basic design without complex decorative elements, almost evoking the puritan cleanness of the Shaker furnishings of the time.
Archway table is characterized by clean lines and harmonious forms, in which its volumetric richness is highlighted by the quality of the materials refreshed by the combination of woods and by the decoration which evokes the organic harmony of the plant world.
Nature, which has always been an element of inspiration for Cristián Mohaded’s projects, designs the decoration of the Archway top, exalting the expressive power of inlay with a contemporary appeal.
Archway is a table with significant dimensions, celebrated by curvilinear forms and a richness of shapes. In a harmonious blend of polychromatic proportions, the birch and mahogany woods selected for the surface blend into the solid mahogany edge, enhanced and accentuated by a brilliant shiny lacquer finish which completes and protects the woodwork. The same finish accentuates the curvilinear contour of the base, composed of arches that rise and undulate, creating a solid structure. A brass ring, placed within the arch of the legs, represents another unusual element of this project in which tradition and contemporaneity merge, making Archway the protagonist of the dining room or living area in residential or contract living areas.
Designed by the research and development department, the Ciuffo chairs incarnate the essence of the company.
In the pair of Ciuffo chairs, produced in solid stained mahogany wood, tradition and contemporaneousness engage in a dialogue through the shapes and materials selected. Characterized by a soft wave, a fundamental element of the project, which defines the back: a detail which recalls the furnishings of the past with a touch of irony, typical of Fratelli Boffi’s production.
The slightly arched legs outline the silhouette of these chairs with sinuous softness, conceived as a pair and unusually made in a right- and left-handed version.
The seat and back are upholstered to confer more comfort to the chair. The chair is covered in jacquard fabric whose decoration creates a space with a celestial atmosphere in which nature and architecture coexist, where cypresses, winged creatures, and metaphysical shapes recompose the visual worlds of illustration and of crisp architectural geometry.
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