The Boffi Xila kitchen was first designed in the early 1970s by late Italian architect Luigi Massoni. Why do you believe it remains a timeless kitchen today, and how does it capture Luigi Massoni’s approach to design?
Edwina Withers: Luigi Massoni was a top figure in design. He worked with many famous names in Italian architecture. In the sixties, he worked for Boffi as a designer and art director, creating some of the first modular systems for the home and kitchen. The innovations introduced by Luigi Massoni leave a legacy in the kitchen, which has changed meaning and contents.
The Xila was the first to showcase wall and base units without handles and subtle recess. This revolution has made Xila unique and timeless. Truly ahead of its time, the Xila is an innovative design at its finest. The kitchen can completely transform depending on the materials used.