20 January 2015
Fratelli Boffi, a furnishing company hailing from the Lombardy region, has numerous high-backed chairs in their repertoire; they further enhance Boffi’s already eclectic catalogue. The original designs are contemporary yet majestic, like ‘Parallel’ by Philippe Bestenheider, while others lean towards the classical, like Giorgio Pulici’s ‘Maxime’, made of gold-painted wood, or ‘Duchess of Home’, which envelops like a shell, by Archer Humphryes Architects. Each is quite regal, if not papal, like ‘Babette’, whose rounded forms finish in a hooded back. The series reveals not only the company’s woodworking skills, but their ability to reinterpret classical design with an original vision that has almost fairy tale elements. Theirs is not so much stylistic production as having predicted a new trend that leans towards the classical. They trace the history of furnishing with imagination, bringing memory-evoking, new creations to life.