Cini Boeri Sofa

Cini Boeri 2008

Paying particular attention to how people use lounge seating, Cini Boeri designed her third lounge collection for Knoll to deliver multiple sitting zones — bench-like support near the seat front, and relaxed comfort as one moves into the piece. The collection harmonizes generous proportions and sleek lines to deliver a modern solution for today’s more expansive interiors. The sofa is supported on a metal chassis with optional casters for easy movement and increased flexibility.


Construction and Details
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  • Available in a range of Spinneybeck leathers
  • Upholstery must be railroaded due to large proportions of the Lounge Chair. Single needle topstitching is used with textile applications. Double needle topstitching is used with leather applications
  • Seat cushion is highly-resilient polyurethane open-cell Cal 117 foam
  • Frame is formed steel tubing with dark grey powder coat finish
  • Available with 4 standard legs or two front legs and two casters in the back
  • Optional throw pillows are offered in large and small sizes in a variety of KnollTextiles
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products

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Cini Boeri, who designed two lounge collections and many showrooms for Knoll in the 1970s, was an obvious selection for Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo to make when he began looking for a designer to develop a new lounge collection in 2007. Boeri, one of the preeminent Italian Modernists, responded to the design challenge by applying modern simplicity and materials to proportions more common to the overstuffed sofa and lounge chair.

The result, according to Pardo, “is really something quite practical. The sofa in particular has great nap potential, with low arms that are perfect headrests. The seat and a half is a great place to sit down and snuggle with a child or a dog, or also sit down and work with your computer. All of the pieces are quite deep, and big in scale with big floppy pillows that you can support yourself with.”