Cini Boeri

Monolithic chair in 12 mm-thick curved glass.

“A perfect synthesis of technological experimentation and formal research, the Ghost armchair, designed by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi, represents the desire to dematerialise the perception of function in favour of the user, who thus becomes the absolute protagonist of the room”

Compasso d’Oro Career Award 2022

Cini Boeri

Cini Boeri
"I would never have thought of making a glass armchair... My initial scepticism regarding an idea that seemed unreal was overcome by the desire/challenge to see if it was actually possible to make it; and if Fiam would have been capable of making it."

Ghost, a daydream come true

When the Ghost design was presented to me, Cini immediately said: “I know it can’t be made”.

At that time, that wonderful professional seemed to me like a small girl who wanted one of the most beautiful dolls; in the meantime, her assistant Tomu Katayanagi stood there wide-eyed and did not dare to speak.

Vittorio Livi

Ghost means shadow, trace, semblance, spirit, soul. Only glass is able to turn this abstract concept into a physical object. Making this transformation was the challenge met by Cini Boeri and her partner Tomu Katajanagi when they decided to give glass the shape of an armchair, i.e. a container that contained not liquids but human bodies.

Forged by Vittorio Livi’s technical and aesthetic expertise, Ghost, the glass armchair, was born. It was presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile of Milan in 1987 and it immediately won a prize in a competition held by the magazine “Interni” inviting visitors to choose the most innovative product.

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Ghost in museums


Triennale di Milano

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna


Musée des Arts Decoratifs

Fonds National D’Art Contemporain


Die Neue Samlung Staatliches Museum fur agewandte Kunst

Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein

Musée des Arts Decoratifs


Musée des Arts Decoratifs


Denver Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs – CA

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning New York


1987 Readers’ Referendum Award– 1° premio innovazione (rivista Interni -Milano)
Forum Design Award (Cosmit – Milano)

Compasso d’Oro Career Award

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