Born in 1924, a student of Gio Ponti, Cini Boeri was a prolific and avant-garde architect and designer, a proponent of the functionality of design over its aesthetics.
She realised both in Italy and abroad private flats and buildings for public use as well as museum installations; her trademark is the great attention devoted to the study of the functionality of space and the psychological relationships between man and the environment. Several of her creations can be found in museums and international exhibitions.
“I have always been interested in people and their behaviour […] I like to get in tune with clients to find solutions and understand their needs and desires to try to provide them with the best possible.
In 1973, she designed the Cibi collection for Arnolfo di Cambio: a series of crystal glasses and table accessories including the double old fashioned glass, known as Blade Runner Glass or Deckard’s Glass.