Cini Boeri, the Italian architect and designer, graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1951. Following an important internship with Gio Ponti and a long period of collaboration with Marco Zanuso, she set up her own studio in 1963, focusing on civil architecture and industrial design. Her architectural projects range from houses and apartments to museums, shops, showrooms and office buildings. She has devoted particular attention to the function of the house, centering on the psychological relationship between man and his habitat. Her industrial design work has aimed at the search for everything that can improve and simplify our way of living. Her many projects can be seen at international exhibitions and museums all over the world, and Cini has received innumerable awards, including the Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2011.