Bror Boije worked in the design department at Volvo in Gothenburg during the early 60’s but later moved to Stockholm and studied interior architecture and furniture design at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design from where he graduated in 1970.
From the late 1960s Boije worked as a designer for several Swedish and Finnish manufacturers such as Dux/Bra Bohag, Asko, Plymo, Horreds and Swedese.
One of the most prolific of Boijes furniture is the armchair Junker that he designed together with Jaan Zimmerman in 1969. The two where students at Konstfack and had gotten a commission from Dux/Bra Bohag to create furniture for the company’s youth profile. Junker got the look of a classic safari chair, made of beech wood, leather armrests and cushions made of canvas. When presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 1969 Junker got a lot of attention from the press and the industry as well as from the public. The Italian producer C&B spotted the armchair and invited Boije to their factory and the company Cassina bought the Junker prototype to their museum collection.
Boije continued his work with furniture design for the young with the series Wing for Plymo in 1973. The armchair in a lacquered steel pipe frame and upholstery that came in a multitude of colors, became his real breakthrough as a furniture designer. Boije also collaborated with the Finnish company BD during the 1970s. In the 1980s Boije started working together with the Swedish company Horreds creating modular cabinets series and office furniture.
Boije has also worked as an interior architect with clients such as H&M, the Swedish National Bank and the House of Culture in Stockholm.