Lentate sul SevesoITALY Boffi Headquarters Watch the video Boffi Solferino MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016 Watch the video Scroll In 2015 Boffi and De Padova reach an agreement for the integration of the two companies. United in a shared vision which aims to create a design platform of fully integrated and complementary excellence: from bathrooms to beds and storage systems, from kitchens to upholstered furniture and accessories. The operation will make Boffi and De Padova collaborate very closely for the development of a strong internationalization already undertaken by both companies, with the main aim of supporting the "Italian know-how" in the world by forming a group with capillary penetration in both residential and contract divisions. 0101 More than 60 mono-brand stores in 60 countries worldwide. They are in charge of sharing the Boffi communication and sales strategies with qualified in-house team capable of transforming the aesthetic and functional requirements in optimal and customised solutions. Each project approaches the uniqueness of custom-made tailored through the customization of shapes, sizes and materials. Objective: to characterise Boffi as a "single" and unique brand of the "Made in Italy". Milan Boffi Solferino Los Angeles Boffi Los Angeles Paris Boffi Paris Sydney Boffi Studio Sydney MilanBoffi Solferino0104 The story of Italian design is also a little history of the Boffi family. Under the wise direction of the three ADs Luigi Massoni, Antonio Citterio and Piero Lissoni, many designers participated thanks to their different background and knowledge. Antonio Citterio Architetto Piero Lissoni Architetto Luigi Massoni Architetto Built in over 50 years of work, the prestige and credibility of the brand take off since 1980, helped by the communicative efficacy of sophisticated photographic catalogs and technical manual. The promotion of events from creative and cultural worlds reinforces Boffi's identity: an example, the pioneering trend of leaving the fair during the Salone del Mobile in Milan to choose representative locations in the city. It is the beginning of a new phase which finds energy and inspiration in the artistic direction of Piero Lissoni. It was 1934 when Piero Boffi founded his company. Since then a lot has changed: social conventions, lifestyles and aesthetic sensibility, however in over 80 years Boffi and its activity could express the changes in taste and technologies, making it always synonymous with innovation and design worldwide. 1934 Piero Boffi leaves Caproni and founds his own craftsman-led company. 1947 Boffi builds the first factory. His sons Dino, Pier Ugo and Paolo enter the company. 1950 Giulio Confalonieri is appointed Boffi's graphic designer. 1954 The first coloured kitchen, The Series C is designed by Asti, Favre and Boffi. 1960 T12 by Gian Casé and Pier Ugo Boffi is designed, the first kitchen matching wood and laminate. 1960 Luigi Massoni is appointed Art Director, and designs, amongst others, his most famous kitchens Xila and Dogu. 1963 Minikitchen by Joe Colombo is exhibited at the Triennale and MoMA. 1980 Boffi enters the bathroom sector. Antonio Citterio designs Factory, a synthesis between storage and high tech. 1989 Roberto Gavazzi enters the company and is appointed Managing Director. 1990 Piero Lissoni is appointed Art Director and designs the Esprit and Latina. 1995 Compasso d’oro alla carriera. Studio Paris is opened, the first international Boffi store outside Italy. 1996 The company is awarded the ISO 9001. 1997 WK6 (World Kitchen 6) is presented at San Paolo Converso church in Milan. 1998 The introduction of two historic bathrooms collections - I fiumi by Claudio Silvestrin and Minimal by Giulio Gianturco - grows the bathroom business. 1998 Boffi Solferino, the first mono-brand Boffi store dedicated to the bathroom opens in Milan. In 2003 it becomes the company flagship store encompassing kitchens, bathrooms and, in 2010, wardrobes. 2000 The opening of Boffi Soho, the first dedicated Boffi store in the United States. 2001 Boffi becomes a member of Fondazione Altagamma, an association of luxury Italian design companies who enjoy an international reputation; the aim of the Foundation is to promote its member brands, Italian style and culture worldwide. 2002 The company obtains the extension to ISO 9001:2000; LT kitchen (design Piero Lissoni) is presented in Milan at Ex-Officine Caproni. 2003 Acquisition of Norbert Wangen, a top quality kitchen brand. Norbert Wangen designs several kitchen and bathroom products. 2004 Cut taps (design Mario Tessarollo and Tiberio Cerato) is selected for Compasso d’Oro and wins the “Red Dot” Award as best design product. 2006 A new system collection is launched, the Anthea wall division is the first of a new range of systems designed to rationalise space. 2007 Table System kitchen (design Piero Lissoni) wins the 2007 Chicago Atheneum Good Design Award. 2008 The Duemilaotto kitchen (by Piero Lissoni) and the Sabbia bath system – washbasins and bathtub - (by Naoto Fukasawa) are showcased at the Magazzini di Porta Genova. The +/- cabinet is awarded the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. 2010 Boffi enriches the range of products with “Solferino”, a wardrobe for bedroom. 2010 There are 21 international direct mono-brand shops, managed by Boffi Trade; 48 indirect ones. Solferino showroom is enlarged and a new space called "L’appartamento" is presented. Aboutwater project in collaboration with Fantini. Boffi successfully completes the ISO 14001 certification process. 2011 Aprile kitchen, design Piero Lissoni, is the winner in the Kitchen category of EDIDA (ELLE DECORATION INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD) 2010/2011. 2011 Launch of a new wardrobe: Saint Germain.The international direct mono-brand showrooms become 23. 2012 In February 2012 a new Training Center is inaugurated. This huge space is dedicated to the customers' training and to the latest kitchen, bathroom and wardrobe collections. 2014 Boffi celebrates 80 years! New kitchen Salinas by Patricia Urquiola: an eco-sustainable solution. Presentation of outdoor Open Kitchen designed by Piero Lissoni at Triennale di Milano. 2015 Boffi and De Padova reach an agreement for the merger of the two companies. 2016 Boffi introduces a new kitchen and bathroom programme, with a high level of tailoring. 2017 De Padova acquires 75% of MA/U Studio 2018 Boffi Solferino turns 20 and expands its exhibition space dedicating a new area to De Padova with windows overlooking via Palermo. 2019 In February 2019 ADL joins Boffi | De Padova with an initial acquisition of 50% of shares.