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Published by Sugar & Cream, Monday 30 August 2021

Text & images courtesy of Fratelli Boffi

Archway Table By Cristián Mohaded & Ciuffo Chair

The unusual character of the Fratelli Boffi company, composed of skillful woodworking, precious details, and  the evocation of a classic, luxurious lifestyle which is able to maintain a light and ironic attitude at the same time, once again returns as protagonist in the collection of furnishings which will be presented during the 2021 Salone del Mobile. The long woodworking tradition of the company, capable of crafting the most prized woods giving life to extraordinary and unique furniture, combined with the selection of prized materials and elegant coverings, will stage a small but singular installation once again this year.

Fratelli Boffi – Archway table – design Cristian Mohaded

Previewing the new items in the Supersalone, we find the Archway table, designed by the Argentine designer Cristián Mohaded, characterized by clean lines and harmonious shapes, a monumental presence enhanced by the quality of materials but refreshed by the combination of the woods and the decoration which evoke the organic harmony of the world of plants. 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 and highly prized woodworking, 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.

Fratelli Boffi – Archway table – design Cristian Mohaded

The previews continue with a pair of chairs that totally incarnate the essence of the company: the Ciuffo chairs, designed by the R&D department, a strong reference to the world of  Fratelli Boffi. 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.

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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.

Once again, the Salone del Mobile becomes the stage on which the company narrates its vision of luxury, of decoration, and of contemporary living, in a storytelling composed of unexpected lines, rich and precious materials, and masterful attention to craftsmanship and detail.

Fratelli Boffi – Ciuffo – lounge chair – design Fratelli Boffi Studio 

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