Mr. Boffi comes to Georgetown

Photo by Judith Beermann
Paolo Boffi at L2 Lounge
Paolo Boffi at L2 Lounge

Ever wonder who invented the modern kitchen, introduced color appliances, wood cabinets that match laminate counter tops, mobile kitchen workstations?

Joe Colombo minikitchen (Photo by: Boffi) Joe Colombo minikitchen

Boffi (1934), Boffi (1954), Boffi (1960), Boffi (1963).  

His father, Piero  founded the company, and since 1947, Paolo and his brothers Dino and Pier Ugo have been creating Boffi kitchens (and baths). Over the decades, with their commitment to excellence and innovation, the company has collaborated with design icons including Joe Colombo, Piero Lissoni and Antonio Citterio.

Tuesday evening, Paolo Boffi made a very special appearance at Boffi Georgetown to talk about the family business and unveil the company’s latest kitchen installations.

L2 Lounge hosted the design lecture before the Boffi reception.

Jose Solis chats with Julia Walter and Paolo Boffi (Photo by: Judith Beermnn) Jose Solis chats with Julia Walter and Paolo Boffi

Through his interpreter Silvia Rigozzi, Mr. Boffi regaled the design-savvy crowd, noting milestones in Boffi kitchen design and sharing recollections.  On a recent outing with fellow designers, “I fell, nothing serious, but my friends were concerned,” Boffi smiled, “Who will we copy if you die?,” they asked.

Piero Lussoni kitchen (Photo by: Boffi) Piero Lussoni kitchen

To see the current collection of Boffi kitchen, bath and wardrobe installations, visit Boffi Georgetown at 3320 M Street.

 

 

 

Paolo Boffi and Silvia Rigozzi in Boffi Georgetown (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Paolo Boffi and Silvia Rigozzi in Boffi Georgetown

Guests enjoy cocktails and the latest Boffi designs (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Guests enjoy cocktails and the latest Boffi designs