Back in 1934, Piero Boffi founded his company and a lot has changed since then: social convention, living models and aesthetic sense. In these 80 years Boffi has followed this evolution adding its own personal interpretation of the transformation of taste and technologies. This has led Boffi to establish itself as a worldwide synonym for innovation and design.
The first Boffi factory was founded in 1947 and in that same year Piero’s sons Dino, Pier Ugo and Paolo joined the company.From then on, the family business has gone through a series of important milestones, each reached as a result of an innovative strategy: a blend of creativity, production and entrepreneurship; an approach that has redefined design habits and the history of Italian design itself.
One of these milestones was in 1960 when Luigi Massoni began what would be a 20 year tenure as art director. Soon after, 1963 Joe Colombo designed the revolutionary Minikitchen. The 80s are regarded as Boffi’s golden decade with the debut of the brand in the bathroom sector with Luigi Massoni and the establishment of Boffi as a worldwide brand under Piero Lissoni’s refined direction.
The path has always been marked by success, such as the Compasso d’Oro alla Carriera and Red Dot awards (EDIDA, International Chicago Aetheneum), the extension of production to other furniture sectors and the opening of flagship stores both in Italy and abroad. Boffi has become an international beacon of style with the opening of the first mono-brand stores in Paris (1995), Milan (1998) and New York (2000). In 2003 the famous Boffi Solferino store in Milan became the company’s point of reference where the whole Boffi universe is presented along with the brand’s vocation for total living. It holds collections of kitchens, bathrooms and, since 2010, wardrobes.
An unstoppable and multifaceted production that has crossed seasons and continents always seeking higher grounds with the goal of satisfying all the needs of contemporaneity. The outdoor kitchen designed in 2014 by Piero Lissoni confirms this quest.
Victor Vasilev was born in 1974 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. At the age of 15 his family immigrated to Israel. He studied architecture at the Politecnico in Milan and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. At the end of his studies, he decided to stay in Milan and in 2004 started his own practice.Collaborations with companies like Boffi, Living Divani, MDF Italia and Antrax, have resulted in his winning several international awards.His design ideas are inspired by the continuous search for formal and material purity.