Discover the Story Behind Cini Boeri's Iconic Strip Sofa

Feb 15, 2022 239

BY: Hannah Martin

In the 1960s, avant-garde artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude began wrapping monuments around the world in fabric and rope. A sculpture in the garden of Rome’s Villa Borghese (1963). A gilded statue on Paris’s Place du Trocadéro (1964).

The monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo (1970). The arresting visuals gave Italian architect Cini Boeri an idea: Why not wrap a sofa? (Christo and Jeanne-Claude had wrapped furniture too, for what it’s worth, but they didn’t exactly prioritize function.)

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