The story of Fratelli Boffi begins in 1928 with Carlo Boffi, a craftsman who becomes famous as one of the best chair carvers, capable of reproducing the typical French style dating back to the Louis XV – Louis XVI period. His cabinet-making artistry is subsequently resumed by his sons Federico, Roberto and Michele who take to working in the company in 1953, starting a strong artisanal family tradition which has now involved three generations.

In 1968 a new site is built in Lentate, an expanding dimension that presents itself as an integrated factory whose production chain progressively takes shape, from solid wood and panel manufacturing to upholstery and lacquering. Simultaneously, in the 1950s and ’60s, the horizons of Fratelli Boffi start growing, presenting the company to the world with the curiosity of skilled professionals, of someone who is able to explore and learn new things while also giving them a personal touch: this is when the process of internationalisation and the collaboration with the great American department stores begin.

Relying on a strong know-how, in the 1980s the company starts collaborating within the world of groundbreaking design. At this time the unique style of Fratelli Boffi, as well as the spirit of all of its contemporary collections, begins to emerge: a classic, luxurious, eccentric style that doesn’t lack the lightness of irony and a bold eclecticism.

The collaboration with Aldo Cibic has especially been a real turning point in the story of the company, giving birth to the collection Antologia in 1993, which has grown over the years and has had such a strong impact that the name Antologia has almost become inseparable from the brand. At the same time Giorgio Pulici, an image consultant for some major fashion brands, that initially turned to Fratelli Boffi for customised creations of special settings for stands, runway shows and exhibition areas, has also had a great influence on the company. The relationship has gradually become stronger, making up many of today’s off-the-shelf collections.

Since the 2000s the company has extended and enhanced its collaboration with famous interior decorators like Philippe Stark and Kelly Wreastler and with renowned designers and architects, creating new and eclectic products every year, displayed through appealing, fascinating stands. From the partnership with Nigel Coates, Philippe Bestenheider and Ferruccio Laviani, the authors of some of the most famous and praised icons of Fratelli Boffi, as well as Giopato & Coombes, Marc Krusin, Christophe de la Fontaine, Martino Berghinz, to the latest collections signed by Archer Humphryes Architects and Analogia Project.

The relationship with interior decorators, designers and international architects has been enhanced and supported by the expertise and by the instruments offered by a full corporate dimension, giving life to incomparable design icons and also to several luxury furniture projects around the world. To date the soul of Fratelli Boffi is made up of two strong sides, independent yet closely connected.

The first one is dedicated to a constant aesthetic and technological research, which originates new collections every year: products, materials and settings realise the trend defined yearly by the company, enriching an extremely wide and varied off-the-shelf range.

The second side boldly manifests itself in the world of collective areas. Montecarlo’s historic disco Jimmy’z, the restaurant of the Glyndebourne Theatre in East Sussex, England, famous all over the world for its theatrical and musical representations, Lodha Evoq Wadala, a luxury residential complex in Mumbai, India, and a set of 5-star hotels among which: the Great Northern Hotel, a trademark hotel and location in central London, Westbury Hotel London, The Ritz Carlton Berlin, Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz and Vila Vita Parc in the region of Algarve, Portugal.